Re: RARA-AVIS: 2006 stuff: hardboiled and noir commentary

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 03 Feb 2006

Mark wrote:

Oh yeah, I meant to reply to this. Sounds like a good idea, miker. Are you (and others) going to suggest some books of critical works beforehand?

*********** Here are a few that I've got in mind:

Pulp Jungle, Gruber Difficult Lives, Sallis Noir Fiction, Duncan Murder Off the Rack, Breen and Greenberg Pulp Culture, Haut Tough Guy Writers of the Thirties, edited by Madden Novel of Violence in America, Frohock The Modern American Novel of Violence, Shaw Over My Dead Body, Server Writing and Other Blood Sports, Willeford Into the Badlands, Williams Neon Noir, Haut The World of Chandler, edited by Gross Raymond Chandler, Marling Gun in Cheek, Pronzini Dime Detectives, Goulart American Realism and Naturalism, edited by Pizer American Literary Naturalism, Walcutt Naturalistic Inner-City Novel in America, Giles Collected Memoirs, Willeford The Perfect Murder, Lehman Dashiell Hammett, Dooley The American Roman Noir, Marling American Detective, Siegel Saint With a Gun, Ruehlmann Chester Himes, Milliken Private Eyes, Baker and Nietzel Easterns, Westerns, and Private Eyes, Klein Hard-Boiled, Smith Fine Art of Murder, edited by Gorman Nathanael West, edited by Martin Big Book of Noir, edited by Gorman Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery, Murphy Encyclopedia Mysteriosa, DeAndrea Detective Agency, Walton and Jones

And then a few isolated essays, such as "The Boys in the Back Room, by Wilson, and The Decline and Fall of the Detective Story, by Maugham.

And yes! I would welcome suggestions. Right now!


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