RE: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Character Traits

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 02 May 2002


The true test of any definition is to take it out of the experts' hands and to see how the great unwashed see it. We all know what hardboiled is or at least what we believe hardboiled is. But we're at an advantage having the buzzwords done and the storylines read, etc. Take Jim's definition or anyone's for that matter, hand it to a non-hardboiled reader, and ask them what hardboiled is based on the definition that they've read ... then we might be getting somewhere. Assuming we hope to get somewhere, Jim's sticktoitness leads to believe that he is.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

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