18809Re: [GAdetection] Re: Sayers
- Nov 12, 2008This thread has set me on a re-reading of all DLS short-stories (in fact, the pile of GAD recommended books is up and running). One aspect I wasn't fully aware of until now is the heavy influence of G.K. Chesterton in DLS writing. Among the short-stories I've already re-read, the most blatant cases are perhaps "The man with copper fingers" (the beginning could *almost* have been written by GKC and) and "The man in the mirror" (very Chestertonian plot elements).
From: Sandy Kozinn <skozinn@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:55:54 PM
Subject: Re: [GAdetection] Re: Sayers
>Clouds of Witness is Sayers doing DoyleAll the Sayers novels have references to Sherlock Holmes, either
direct (the name, quotes) or indirect (catch phrases,
situations). Most, but not all, of the short stories do as well.
There are, quite literally, hundreds of such references, but then
Sayers was very fond of the Holmes stories, being among the first to
comment upon them and to enjoy doing so.
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