RARA-AVIS: HB List: Absence of Cornell Woolrich

John & Carrie (johncarrie@sprynet.com)
Fri, 31 Dec 1999 14:32:59 -0500

I know that I didn't include him either, but in any event, I find it interesting that I haven't seen any nominations of Cornell Woolrich. I would tend to agree that he's nor hard-boiled, but I would certainly categorize his as noir. Very decadent, and as depraved as Thompson or Willeford in a gothic sort of way. For whatever reason, he has always reminded me of H.P. Lovecraft, perhaps for the unnecessary floridness of his writing. He doesn't grab me like Thompson or Willeford, but a fine, fine noir writer in his own right.


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