Re: RARA-AVIS: HB nonfiction

Mario Taboada (
Thu, 02 Jul 1998 23:11:29 +0000 I can't resist mentioning that Solzhenitsyn's autobiographical
masterpiece "One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich" is about as
hardboiled as it gets. And Dostoevsky's "The Gambler" is a perfect
"noir" gem - it seems written by a Russian Willeford of sorts. Russian
hardboiled? Russian noir?

And for hardboiled nonfiction, don't forget the true crime works of
Joseph Wambaugh, whose career I haven't followed in recent years, but
who wrote some great, great ones in the sixties and seventies.


Mario Taboada
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