Re: RARA-AVIS: Woolrich, McCoy & Cain

Duane Spurlock (
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 19:20:44 -0400 >The idea that crime fiction must of necessity be plot-driven rather than
>character-driven is an artificial construct that plays right into the hands
>of the least-imaginative and most risk-scared publishers today. For
>confirmation that there is another way that has both literary and
>validity, one need look no further than the work of Bill Pronzini (the
>non-Nameless books) and Peter Bowen (the Gabriel DuPre novels).

I would also put forth the novels of Jerome Charyn and Barry Gifford, but
I'm not sure whether the commercial validity part is valid. Although both DO
continue to get published, so I guess there's something valid there for the
publishers, after all. -- Duane

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