RE: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled violence/writing

From: John & Carrie (
Date: 21 Mar 2000

Vicky sed:

> Bob mentioned some gaslight-era graphic violence in response to this; I'd
> just like to add the classic pre '50s example, the beating scene in
> Hammett's THE GLASS KEY. If I recall correctly, this broke new ground in
> written violence, and was far more violent than anything shown on the
> screen for, well, quite a while afterwards.

For early written violence a la "pulp" one could check out the NewGate Calander.


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