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

From: Joseph M. Johnston (
Date: 20 May 2000

On 20 May 00, at 0:22, James Rogers wrote:

> 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.


I'm on the floor, gasping for air from this post. May I suggest reading Blue Lonesome if you haven't.

========================================================= Joseph M. Johnston, Ph.D.

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