It's Not All There Is

Fellow GAD-er and long-time virtual friend Curt Evans has a brilliant two-part article on "The British Golden Age of Detection's Deposed Crime Kings" at the American Culture; I strongly suggest you read it all.

Curt is right that the Crime Queens are not all there is to British Golden Age writing and tend to overshadow equally praiseworthy figures of the period. While the achievements of Christie, Sayers or Marsh (Allingham is an acquired taste, which I haven't yet acquired) are not to be denied or belittled, to equate them with Golden Age is both a fallacy and a rewriting of the past.

4 commentaires:

Dorte H a dit…

Thank you for the links; the second one does not seem to lead to Evans´ article, however.

Xavier a dit…


Thanks for pointing this out. The broken link is now fixed. I apologize for the inconvenience.

vegetableduck a dit…

Thanks for the very kind mention, Xavier! Your good opinion is to be valued indeed, because I've always followed what you've written with great interest.

By the way, I responded to your comment on the Fergus Hume piece over at mysteryfile.

Patrick a dit…

Thank you for the link to an excellent article, Xavier.