Re: RARA-AVIS: Reprinting the lost classics

From: Peedie Monk (
Date: 31 May 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mario Taboada" <>

> On reprinting Goodis: while I certainly would like to see
> all his work available, the fact is that not all of Goodis
> is all that goody. He did a lot of inferior work.

I agree. I also think Woolrich can be a bit woolly. But I think both Woolly and Goody are important enough in the history of noir fiction to have their works remain in print. Anyway, "inferior work" has a bad press, as I keep telling my more literary friends who are always asking me what rubbish I'm reading at the moment.

Al Guthrie

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