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18809Re: [GAdetection] Re: Sayers

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  • Henrique Valle
    Nov 12, 2008
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      This 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).
      Henrique Valle

      From: Sandy Kozinn <skozinn@...>
      To: GAdetection@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:55:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [GAdetection] Re: Sayers

      >Clouds of Witness is Sayers doing Doyle

      All 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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