Re: RARA-AVIS: Dantec

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 21 Apr 2006

Thanks to the recommendations of Etienne Borgers and Steve, le Montois de Detroit, I read Piano barjo by Tito Topin and thoroughly enjoyed it.

As a result, I'd be interested in hearing about books that would include the kind of slang (including ethnic slurs) used by American navy men stationed in North Africa in the late fifties and early sixties. If you have any ideas, and they are not hb or noir, please write me off-list.



At 06:45 PM 20/04/2006 -0400, Mark Sullivan wrote:

>Etienne has offered lists of French noir/hardboiled writers worth
>reading. Unfortunately, few have been translated and what little I
>learned in high school French is long gone. However, I jotted down the
>names and have kept them in mind. I enjoyed the few I read by Malet
>(wish I could find more, but the Pan editions have gotten expensive).
>The two translated Manchettes blew me away. Izzo was also quite
>impressive. I haven't gotten around to the couple I picked up by
>Pennac, but I'm looking forward to them.
>Anyway, while looking for something else, I stumbled across the news
>that Semiotext(e) has published Babylon Babies by Maurice Dantec. It
>looks more sci-fi than crime, but both the words hardboiled and noir are
>used in the description. Has anyone read it? How is it?
>There's also a link to an interview with Dantec at the site:
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