Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS The death of the hardboiled

From: James Rogers (
Date: 20 May 2000

At 08:16 PM 5/19/00 -0400, Doug Greene wrote:
>Whatever Bill Pronzini may be, he's certainly not a "marginal" author. But
>setting that aside, Bill's point is that the genuine hardboiled story was
>closely connected with a time and place, and those are gone.
>He may be wrong: I rather think he _is_ wrong--but please don't call him

   Permit _me _ to be wrong....I think Bill Pronzini, a friend to many on this list, is a very poor and childish writer. I remember him well from the weakest days of Ellery Queen Mystery Mag.


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