Hardboiled / Noir (Re: RARA-AVIS: Sensitive detectives)

ejm duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Sun, 28 Nov 1999 12:30:46 +0000

AnonymeInc@webtv.net (Mark Sullivan) wrote:

> I'm assuming that your definition of hardboiled requires a private eye,
[SNIP list of authors w/o detective chrs]

> I'm guessing you'd call those noir, not hardboiled (no, I'm
> not trying to start that battle again).
Not so much 'a battle', IMO, but a thread that's been taken up on the list a few times in the past. I mention it now, after seeing Mark raise it, not to pick up the thread again, but to point to it coming in up in a rather good article on Cornell Woolrich that can be found in Crime Time 2.7 which should be out (well, in the UK anyway) about anytime now.


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