RARA-AVIS: Max Brand

From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 01 Sep 2003

Richard Moore wrote:
> The only part that gives me pause is his last point. I have read (and
> enjoyed) a fair amount of Max Brand and much of it predates Hemingway,
Hammett and
> Chandler. I have not read as much of his later stories which would
> those published under the Evan Evans name but I have trouble imagining
> changing styles as a result of reading Hammett and the like and channeling
> into stories published as by Evans. What I have read of late Brand does
> seem all that different from the Brand of the late teens and early 1920s.

************ Gruber wrote about Max Brand in his PULP JUNGLE. Max would sit down every morning for a couple hours and pound out his daily quota. I'm thinking it was 16 pages. If I recall, Max drank quite a bit, too. The amazing thing about a lot of those pulp writers is that they could knock out finished copy the first time.


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