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The Origins of Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction

Authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler rose to prominence in pulp magazines like The Black Mask. Writer Ron Goulart's new book, The Dime Detectives, explores this history. Goulart is a genre author who publishes under a variety of different pseudonyms.

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Other segments from the episode on December 14, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 14, 1988: Interview with William Kittredge; Review of reissued recordings of Elliott Carter's music; Interview with Ron Goulart; Review of Barry Fleming's novel …

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