RARA-AVIS: Re: Ross Macdonald vs. Elmore Leonard

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Aug 2007


Re your questions below:

"Aren't there more than one genius, hard-boiled and/or noir writers?"


"Do any of you 'lovers of Ross Macdonald' (using Gopnik's words) resent the rise of Elmore Leonard?"


Moreover, I susect Macdonald wouldn't either.

Back in the '70's, there was a NEWSWEEK cover feature about modern mystery writers that had Macdonald on the cover.

Twenty years later, the did a similar feature with Leonard on the cover.

I don't hink Macdonald would have minded. As an admirer of Macdonald, I certainly didn't.


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