Re: RARA-AVIS: a question

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 16 Nov 2000

On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Anders Engwall wrote:

> Then again, did McBain really have any status as a
> "real" author back then? I of course don't know how he
> was regarded in Japan, but in Sweden he was essentially
> unknown in 1963 -- just another one of all those obscure
> paperback hacks. Hammett, OTOH, might very well have been
> regarded as a classic.

Your're right. I didn't think of that. Kurosawa has written his memoirs, has anyone here read it? What does he say about these matters?

> There's also the one with Toshiro Mifune as a gangster
> with tuberculosis, whatever the English title is. Fine
> stuff.

I don't recognize this.


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