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The O. Henry Prizes Stories 2008 continues to reward the same type of story they’ve been championing for the past decade: conventional, hard-boiled tales told in the third-person.
What does hard-boiled mean when referring to short stories that are not of the crime fiction genre?
Hard-boiled = domestic/family drama?
Doesn't sound right at all to me.
I think it describes a writing style. What that style is I am not sure, but I'd like to find out.
Hi again, actually, if you google "o henry 2008" you will find a list of the winning stories and information about them.
I already know all about the O. Henry Prize Stories. That is not what I am asking about.
What I want is someone with some knowledge of literary criticism to define the term as it is used in the quote I provided.
Could it mean the style? Would the style of writing have anything to do with hard-boiled slang/writing (Raymond Chandler, etc) miskatonic.org/slang.html