Re: RARA-AVIS: The Fifties (mike)

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 28 Nov 2002

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> Great list, Al. I've read all those books (except one), and
> I second your recommendations.

That makes two '50s novels I've read that you haven't! So which one's the odd one out?

> ANGEL, but probably that one's unobtainable.

I've not managed to locate a copy yet.

>I'll probably
> come up with some others when the '50s roll around.

Please do.

> I was
> glad to see your mention of David Markson, a guy whom nobody
> much seems to remember these days. I was reminded Ross
> MacDonald by his books, but that could just be me.

I can see the similarity. Markson possibly favours plot over character a bit more than MacDonald, but both are great stylists and very, very fine writers.


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