Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Noir

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 15 Dec 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kerry Schooley" <>
> As for crime writing, I don't think Al Guthrie's sub-categorization into
> any narrative from the criminal point of view, has the legs to lam it into
> high country. Crime writing is any narrative that involves a crime, in my
> neck of the woods anyway.

My point was simply that criminal point of view narratives are different from detective point of view narratives. I used the label 'crime writing' since that's how Jason Starr, Russell James and Elmore Leonard have all referred to it, and that's high enough country for me.


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