1. Sam Juliano

    “The new cowboy tradition made its way into the wider world by two routes: the western movie and the much underrated western novel or sub-novel, which was to many foreigners what the private eye thriller was to become in our own times.”

    Indeed, quite an exceptional correlation here in this excellent excerpt by Hobsbaum, and one I must concur with. Your use of the word “mythic” here is key and it seems to rescue the thematic fate of some of these characters.

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