RARA-AVIS: Re: Iowa Writers Program (was: Daniel Woodrell on "Noir")

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 01 Feb 2009

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    I don't think you could have two more different writers than Woodrell and Max Allan Collins. The one piece of Woodrell that I tried (and gave up on) definitely had that "artiste" feel to it, Max Allan Collins is pure pulp, which I love. Btw. I have enjoyed immensely all of the Hardcase Crime books of Collins that you've published.


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "hardcasecrime" <editor@...> wrote:
    > > It occurred to me after I posted my
    > > previous comment in response to the
    > > Woodrell quote that he's an alumnus
    > > of Iowa's MFA program, and that spoke
    > > volumes to me.
    > Just for fun, let's see what other crime writers are Iowa Writers
    > Program alums.
    > For one, Max Phillips, author of the Shamus-winning FADE TO BLONDE (and
    > visionary art director who designed the look of Hard Case Crime).
    > For another, Max Allan Collins, whom I don't recall anyone describing
    > as an excessively nose-in-the-air literary type.
    > My tentative conclusion: Iowa only breeds insufferable artistes, unless
    > their name is "Max."
    > --Charles

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