Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Holmes

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 02 May 2002

Anthony Dauer wrote:

> I think Sherlock Holmes is hardboiled within the context of his time and
> softboiled within the context of ours (Marlowe and the rest slipping to
> when put within the context of our time).

Well, okay, but there are far more hardboiled characters in the context of Holmes' time.

I suspect, were this a century or more gone by, some here would be stumping for Holmes as hardboiled while others would be treating him the same way Parker's Spenser is treated.


# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 02 May 2002 EDT