RE: RARA-AVIS: hard boiled definitions

From: Anderson, Erick (ETW) (
Date: 23 Apr 2002

Relative to the definitions being passed around today, is James Bond hard-boiled? If not, why not?

Best Regards, Erick


        Carrie wrote (in part:)

> I think the whole discussion of which characters are hard-boiled may be
> missing the boat a little. I'd assumed that, per the Doherty theorem,
> it's
> the writing that needs to be colloquial and tough, not necessarily the
> characters themselves. obviously many or most HB books will contain
> characters who contrast with the hero in order to highlight that quality
> in
> the hero.

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