I know that Charles Williams is practically forgotten in his
own country, but I have to contradict. If the sea is
important in Williams' work it's not the central theme of it.
Far from it.. Only a few have the sea and sailing ships as
background. His works go from riotously funny novels as: THE
DIAMOND BIKINI(and its sequel: Uncle Sagamore's Girls),
through capers,naturalist novels (early in his career), to
quite a few books which are really noir … but all of his
production is most of the time of very good quality! Like:
NOTHING IN HER WAY A TOUCH OF DEATH MAN ON THE RUN AND THE
DEEP BLUE SEA
Quite a number of his novels were adapted for films.
As far as I know he published 23 novels; he committed suicide
I think Williams is unjustly forgotten these days in the
==== As for religious themes (or using religious backgrounds)
in HB/Noir novels, there are quite a few as well, such as:
SWEET CHEAT by Peter Duncan (small gem of cynic humor),
SALOMON'S VINEYARD by Jonathan Latimer, THE NIGHT OF THE
HUNTER by Davis Grubb. And more.
E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6384
--- Todd Mason <
> Should've known better! TM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: M Blumenthal
> [mailto: email@example.com]
> > I think Bill meant Charles Willeford. Charles
> Williams, the one I know,
> > whom you probably found, was an Inkling, a
> fellow-traveler with JRR
> > and C. S. Lewis in dealing in
> religiously-significant fantasy fiction.
> I think Bill meant the Charles Williams who wrote
> Gold Medals such as The
> Hot Spot and The Sailcloth Shroud. Most of his books
> have something to do
> with the sea.
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