Despite the revolving wheel of time, generations have changed and the evolution of ordinary detective fiction have evolved in the American genre giving birth to a new form of detective fiction. Hard-boiled detective fiction entering the scene during the prohibition era. A period of nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages which remained in place from 1920 to 1933. This time in American history had provided a path for new writers who embrace the changing tides of the American culture while at the same time holding onto the legacy of the authors who bled ink a century before them. Introducing to ...
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... and Nelson needs cooperation from both their department and the public if they are to solve the case. And they also rely on their knowledge of everyday crime fighting techniques they acquire on a daily basis which they are faced with on the mean streets. As Foster Hirsch acknowledged “Woolrich 's writing lacks Chandler 's metaphoric frills and his characters are not as complex as Cain 's, but he is a superb craftsman. The Woolrich style is colloquial and easy; it imitates the tone of his primarily working class characters”. However despite that fact woolrich contribution to detctive fiction does not fall short creativity. It is obvious that Woolrich isn’t in the league Raymond Chandler. Revered by mystery fans, students of film noir, and lovers of "hard-boiled" crime fiction and detective novels, Cornell Woolrich remains almost unknown to the general reading public.
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