RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V4 #235

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Apr 2002


Re your comment below:

> I completely agree with Mark. If language is the
> sole criteria, then Eliza
> Doolittle is more hard boiled than half of our top
> 100.

First, as I've already told Mark, I never said language was the SOLE criteria. I said it was an essential criteria.

Second, the list wasn't of the best hard-boiled characters, but of the best characters from hard-boiled crime fiction.

Third, if Eliza Doolittle was a cop, a crook, a spy, or a PI, then she might (pre-Higgins treatment) very well qualify.


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