Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard-boiled about definitions

From: George Upper (
Date: 02 May 2002

> While I consider Batman hard-boiled (and noir), one
> of MY defining
> characteristics
> of hard-boiled is that you could drop this guy into
> a bucket-of-blood
> roadhouse and
> he'd be at home. He wouldn't have to be a drunk,
> or even drink, but he
> would know
> how to act and what not to say.

You think this is true of Batman? Where would he have learned this--from Alfred?


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

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