Re: RARA-AVIS: uk hb

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 23 Jul 2002

> Greene may not be hardboiled, but he wrote some great noir
> works, such as The Third Man, the story The Basement Room,
> and his masterpiece (in my opinion), Our Man in Havana. The
> Conrad tradition is just as respectable as the
> Twain-Hemingway-Hammett tradition.
> Perhaps he isn't considered part of the hardboiled crowd
> because he wrote psychological novels and because so many
> of his characters are such ordinary people, but I propose
> that he be grandfathered into raravian matter, as we
> grandgaiaed Patricia Highsmith and grandhipstered Hubert
> Selby Jr...

You have my vote.


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