Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Canterbury - Hello! ...

  .. Private Eye, Philip Marlowe's been hiding around the corner,
 on a whitewashed shop window ...
... Philip Marlowe's character is foremost within the genre of

hardboiled crime fiction that originated in the 1920s ...
... Underneath the wisecracking, hard drinking, tough
private eye, Marlowe is quietly contemplative and
philosophical and enjoys chess and poetry.
While he is not afraid to risk physical harm,
he does not dish out violence merely to settle scores.
Morally upright, he is not fooled by the genre's

usual femmes fatale, such as Carmen Sternwood
in The Big Sleep ...
Hello ...
... is a salutation or greeting in the English language.
It is attested in writing as early as the 1830s ...