Just ordered this bad boy two-volume collection from Library of America.
They sent me a "please re-enlist" offer, w/ this set offered at $9.95 w/ code, free shipping!
I used to be an LoA subscriber, excellent book-o'-the month type deal,
w/ awesome selections from a huge field of authors.
Highly recommended. Library of America website is loa.org
Their anthologies of "Hard Boiled" detectives were excellent. Several volumes or noir detective fiction from Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spilane and Raymond Chandler were very nicely done.
Yes, indeed, have read the Raymond Chandler and also an anthology LoA did, lead story in that was The Killer Inside Me a very chilling tale....can't remember the title of the anthology ATM, but it is a very good read.
Ah, here it is, is called Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s
Wow, they don't make it easy to find, but here is a link:
OK, well, the postman just dropped that two-volume Sci-Fi set on me WOOP WOOP so I'm going to be huddled tonight w/ that and making selections for the next few months ... when not playing TOAW!!
Still reading Wharton / etc. but I had to return Mysterium Magnum, that was just too much Medieval Philosophy / Theology for my taste, but still interesting in a weird sort of way. Good fodder for help solving crosswords, though.
OK, well, Happy reading!
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