RARA-AVIS: Re: The Hard-Boiled Classics

From: djpenfold2003 (djpenfold2003@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: 11 Jan 2009

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    i think i have always found burnett a little too crude for my taste but i haven't read any in a long while. i guess my list of 'hardboiled classics' would have to include the following;
    'fast one' paul cain
    'thieves like us' edward anderson
    'you play the black and the red comes up' eric knight
    'they don't dance much' james ross
    'miss lonelyhearts' nathaniel west also i would like to put a woolrich on this list but i find his short stories so much more satisfying than his novels so i will stick with the collection 'nightwebs'

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
    > Check out DARK HAZARD if you haven't already, Mario. It's about a
    guy who
    > loves his greyhound more than his wife, and it's a stand out.
    > Al
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@...>
    > > Burnett is largely forgotten these days, but I still like his
    > > They have a raw earthiness that I find appealing. And obviously,
    > > stuff filmed well... The last one I reread was High Sierra, but I
    > > still have a bunch I haven't read, including his last book,
    > > Chicago.
    > >
    > > Best,
    > >
    > > mrt

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