RARA-AVIS: The Golden Age of American Crime Fiction

From: jean-pierre jacquet ( jacquet@optonline.net)
Date: 30 Apr 2008

In the mid-1920s, the magazine Black Mask turned to stories favoring characters and atmosphere over intricate puzzle-plotting. Led by Dashiell Hammett, the monthly magazine inaugurated a golden age of American crime fiction. On the Leonard Lopate show of this past tuesday (WNYC)Otto Penzler talks about the stories he chose for The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age--The '20s, '30s & '40s. Here is the link to download a podcast: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2008/04/29

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