Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Hammett & Chandler & Burroughs/Black Mask Hard Boiled

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 13 Apr 2000

Doug Bassett wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the same book you're talking
> about, but out of coincidence I just bought Jack
> Black's YOU CAN'T WIN, the bestselling 1926 memoir of
> a hobo and small-time hood. According to the back
> cover, it had a big influence on the young Burroughs.

It's a great book, and another piece of non-fiction I'd include in a list of hardboiled books.


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