hard-boiled


hard-boiled

“A type of 20th-century American crime story, which combined the style of realism with a subject of increasing interest: urban crime. Hard-boiled fiction gained a reputation for laconic, witty, and sometimes realistically crude dialogue; the graphic and objective depiction of violence; and the introduction of seedy, corrupt, and sordid settings” (Source: Benet’s,  446).

Example: The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley.


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