Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Fiction: Dark Highways/ Wolfson

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 01 Jul 2000

PJ Wolfson is the author of a novel which qualifies as a masterpiece of the genre: BODIES ARE DUST; being issued in 1931 does certainly not indent its merit!

You will find probably more traces of Wolfson as a scriptwriter for Hollywood and TV. He died in 1979.

As a matter of coincidence, I'm re-reading this book now (a translation in fact, as I could not locate a copy of the original), to check if my feeling about this novel I red many years ago still holds.


--- William Denton <> wrote:
> On 30 June 2000, Paul Duncan wrote:
> : 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.
> Who are Wolfson, Bardin, Gresham, and Stevens?
> Maybe you could post one
> of them? Or, for someone we've probably all read,
> maybe Goodis or
> Thompson.

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