RARA-AVIS: Re: Marxism and Hardboiled?

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 04 Sep 2006

Did Appel focus specifically on Marxism or, more broadly, on proletariat themes? Marxism overshadows everything else in retrospect and sometimes the term is employed to indicate anything that sounds left-wing or anti-establishment.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@...> wrote:
> In Benjamin Appel's essay "Labels" in Madden's Tough
> Guy Writers of the Thirties, Appel discusses the
> intermingling between Marxist and hardboiled themes.
> Have you read any novels where both themes were
> present? What were they? Was it a convincing mix?
> Do you see any contradictions between the two themes?
> miker
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