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Excellent essay. I always tell people that Gilbert S. was my secret weapon at SF State in then mid to late 1960s. Though it's mainly as a critic, the pieces are collected Something Said. I loved The Sky Changes when I read it, which must have been around the time it was published. In fact, it was Robert Duncan, of all people, who put onto the book. I even have a dim recollection of blurbing the original edition. You might like to check out my blog (woodyhaut.blogspot.com), though it's mainly dedicated, though certainly exclusively, to noir fiction. For instance, in the entry Underground Critics of the 1960s (http://woodyhaut.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/depression-blues-edward-anderson.html).

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  • Daniel Green is a literary critic and sometime fiction writer. His reviews, critical essays, and fiction have appeared in a variety of publications, both online and in print. He has a Ph.D focusing on postwar American fiction and an M.A. in creative writing.


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