I have not read Lehane, but I plan to.
I am a regular listener and, when I can, a member of my local NPR station.
I often try to sell NPR as a superior conveyor of news. However, the
following mistake in NPR's transcription is another instance of what I
perceive as a slipping of standards:
"Since the days of Spade and Archer, probably more private investigators
were actually working for larger firms, for security firms, for brinks," he
concedes. "But the archetype, the fictional archetype [of the private
detective], has always been of the night errands."
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 1:32 AM, noblegasesuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Dennis Lehane on NPR's "To the Best of Our Knowlege"
> >>"You know the American private eye novel is just a continuation of the
> Western," he adds. "It's where the Western went when the bottom dropped out
> of the market for Westerns. So the private eye archetype has always been
> clearly that. There's no connection between the private eyes you see in
> fiction and real private eyes.<<
> --- In email@example.com <rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>, sonny
> <sforstater@...> wrote:
> > the articel linked above was interesting to me, but not so much for the
> specific "blood meridian"/cormac mccarthy vs. "lonesome dove"/larry mcmurtry
> as for a catalyst to wondering about western noir and/or hardboiled fiction.
> > the article mentions pete dexter and daniel woodrell. have westerns been
> talked about here much?
-- Michael Damian Jeter New Orleans, LA Literacy, Music, and Democracy
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