Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Lit is Dead...

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 19 May 2000

Mario Taboada wrote:

> I can't believe Bill Pronzini said this. The statement is all the more puzzling
> because Bill is a walking encyclopedia of crime fiction. I will simply list
> some post-McCarthyism hardboiled masterpieces:

Well, doesn't it depend on how he's defining hard-boiled? I'm sure that any of us can come up with a definition by which his statement is accurate, but I think coming up with a definition that most of us would agree with would be something else entirely.


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