Re: RARA-AVIS: Good pulp writers

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 17 Jul 2006

Thanks for the new names, Juri.

Speaking of westerns, I caught a gritty western flick, THE YELLOW SKY, adapted from a W.R. Burnett novel. It had the themes of treachery and greed, all right. Anyway, for entertainment, I enjoyed it.

It puzzles me why hardboiled westerns like this have fallen into such a moribund state.

Ed Lynskey

--- Juri Nummelin <> wrote:

> Ed Lynskey:
> > I'd be willing to bet U.S. pulp in the 1930s had its own
> share
> > of bad
> > writing. A few "gems" (aside from Hammett and Chandler)
> also
> > fell out. Bruno Fischer comes to immediately to mind.
> Oh, there were lots of gems falling out from the pulps - just
> check the Steve Midnight collection by John K. Butler that
> came
> out in the late nineties. It's excellent, and I'd bet some
> money
> on Chandler being influenced by Butler. Also W.T. Ballard who
> made some very good Western paperbacks in the fifties. (Isn't
> there a collection of his Bill Lennox stories that came in
> Black
> Mask?) There are lots of gems and I won't go into mentioning
> all
> of them, but I've read enjoyable pulp stories by such total
> unknowns as H.H. Stinson and Richard Dermody. (Stinson is in
> the
> Black Mask group picture with Hammett and Chandler, though, so
> he's not exactly a total unknown.)

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