Re: RARA-AVIS: List of 100 Best hard boiled characters of the las t 100 years

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 20 Mar 2002

Rene Ribic wrote:

> >
> > Q: Do we have a right to include non-Anglo characters?
> > A: [Unanswered at present. Opinions, anyone? Non-anglo characters who
> have
> > been translated into English acceptable?]
> >
> I see no good reason why not.
> & what do we mean by non-Anglo characters? Characters from books
> originally written in languages other than English or characters such as
> Easy Rawlins or Artie Wu?
> Either way, perhaps the rule should be "works available in English" &
> hope we're all sensible enough (I think we are) not to pick characters
> that are too obscure, such as the hero of a 1950's Lithuanian "pulp"
> detective series, for example. Something that there's a reasonable
> chance of most rare-birds coming across.

There were pulps in Lithuania in the 1950s?

I know they had them in East German in the Fifties, but Lithuania?


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