Re: RARA-AVIS: DeLillo, Murakami, Kafka, hard-boiled definition

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 20 Apr 2000

> Chandler always maintained that he was writing literature ...

So does Ellroy. And Stephen King. And, so?

But much like reading works through a Marxist critic or a feminist critic or a postmodern critical perspective, one can make the text do whatever one wants, pretty much. It gets silly. And so is trying to take all our favorites from a variety of fields and say "a tiny bit hardboiled in this paragraph from this book...."

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