Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V4 #231

From: George Upper (
Date: 01 May 2002

--- Kerry <> wrote:
> I'm going to climb halfway out on Jim's limb here (
> keeping an eye on his
> saw hand) and agree there are significant working
> class atmopherics to
> hardboil.

This has a lot to do with its origins in the pulps, which were read primarily (thought not exclusively, of course) by blue collar men in the twenties and thirties. There's at least one whole book on this subject...the title escapes me at the moment, but I believe it's by Dr. Erin Smith.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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