Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Fiction: Dark Highways

From: Juha Lindroos (
Date: 30 Jun 2000

On 30 Jun 00, at 9:52, Paul Duncan wrote:

> If anybody is interested, I could perhaps post one or two of the
> sections (they are about 1500 each) to the list. Who would you like to
> read about? To recap, the list is: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Joseph Conrad, P J
> Wolfson, Nathaneal West, Horace McCoy, James M Cain, Albert Camus, John
> Franklin Bardin, William Lindsay Gresham, Gerald Kersh, Boris Vian,
> Cornell Woolrich, Jim Thompson, David Karp, David Goodis, Charles
> Willeford, Shane Stevens, James Ellroy, Derek Raymond.

Hey Paul,

Willeford would top my list, though admittedly his life & works have been quite well documented and even easily available. Kersh would certainly be interesting, but you have already an excellent website with an essay on it! Thompson & Ellroy likewise - easy to locate. So perhaps, McCoy, Woolrich or Goodis - you'd probably be the best person to pick and choose; what piece do you feel as the best/most interesting ? In the end, I may have to get a copy of it to read them all!


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