Hardboiled | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David J. Geherin

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Critical Essay by David J. Geherin

SOURCE: Geherin, David J. “The Hard-Boiled Detective Hero in the 1970s: Some New Candidates.” Armchair Detective 11, no. 1 (1978): 49-51.

In the following essay, Geherin presents a survey of detective fiction from the 1970s, finding writers Robert Parker Spenser, Roger Simon, and Andrew Bergman faithful to the hard-boiled tradition.

The hard-boiled detective hero has had a long and illustrious career in American detective fiction: Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Lew Archer are the most famous examples of the type and, taken together, illustrate the gradual development of the hard-boiled private eye over the past fifty years. But Ross Macdonald has now had the stage pretty much to himself for the last two decades and a question arises—Is the hard-boiled detective novel written out, an anachronism in the 1970s, or are there young writers with skill enough to carry...

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