Re: RARA-AVIS: Woodrell's list

From: Michael S. Chong (
Date: 01 Feb 2009

  • Next message: Michael S. Chong: "RARA-AVIS: Dorothy Parker on Hammett"

    Kromer is Tom Kromer and the only reason I know of the name is that he was one of the authors cited by Charles Willeford's “New Forms of Ugly”.

    Woody Haut writes of Kromer and other authors Willeford has written about here:

    Kromer is known for his Waiting for Nothing, a Depression-era hobo tale.

    One of my favourites of  Woodrell's is The Ones You Do, sort of the third in his Rene Shade series, focusing on Rene's father, John X, who is macho but far from boring.


    --- On Sun, 2/1/09, Juri Nummelin <> wrote: From: Juri Nummelin <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Woodrell's list To: Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 7:56 AM

                Woodrell mentions these writers as noir writers:

    Thompson, Cain, Edward Anderson, Charles Williams, Kromer, James Ross,

    LeSieur, Goodis and the rest

    Who are "Kromer" and "LeSieur"? Never heard of them, and since I've been on

    this list for almost a decade now (with a year or two absent, though), I

    should think I've heard every important noir writer at least once.


    PS. I once tried a Woodrell and couldn't get far. The plot was lacking and

    the characters were boring machos.






    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


    RARA-AVIS home page: Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

    <*> Your email settings:
        Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
        (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 01 Feb 2009 EST