Re: RARA-AVIS: Tough Guy writers of the 1930s

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 16 Nov 2004

John wrote:

Can anyone tell me if David Madden's 1968 book 'Tough guy writers of the 1930s' is still a useful book, or has it been surpassed by later works. Have chance to get a copy, but not if it doesn't add anything.

************* It's a collection of essays by different authors and, although I found a couple less than convincing (such as the two that argued the influence of hobo lit and Hemingway on the genre), the overall quality is excellent. I recommend it.


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