I have a real trove of Max Brand. His stuff is often great-- rich, mythic and surprisingly emotional.
But I haven't read much of it I would classify as hardboiled either in tone or style.
--- On Sun, 7/12/09, jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: jacquesdebierue <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: western vs noir, cowboy vs private eye
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2009, 11:09 PM
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, "Channing" <filmtroll@. ..> wrote:
> Interesting topic as I'm working my way through Cowboy novels right now.
> I'd recommend "The Ox-Bow Incident" by Walter Van Tillburg Clark as a great Cowboy noir. Published in 1940 as an intentional deconstruction of the Western (as in Cowboy) novel.
> Sinister and surreal, dark and hopeless, but also quintessentially of the Old West. It's about cattle rustling and frontier justice which would be difficult to transpose to a modern setting.
And don't forget grandaddy Max Brand... still readable, lots of copies around.
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