Re: RARA-AVIS: noir suggestions

From: pabergin (
Date: 27 Aug 2000

You gotta love this . . .

> I'm putting together an undergraduate course in the spring to be titled
>NOIR: FICTION AND FILM. I had done a version in the past that
>concentrated on hardboiled detectives but want to expand the options a
>bit. I would appreciate any suggestions that anyone might have offlist.
>So far, RED HARVEST and BIG CLOCK are the only titles I think are sure.
>I'm also considering the second Library of America
>volume, on the '50's, with Thompson, Willeford, Himes et al.
>Jeff Evans

Oh, Jesus, another academic who doesn't know what he's doing setting out to infect the minds of those who may, without such interference, develop a rational facility. Give it up!

If you don't KNOW the literature you propose to TEACH, what good are you?

If you have to ask us (how many of us do you know personally? are we experts, dilettantes, or merely 12-year olds with some time to kill?) to suggest course reading, how equipped are you to teach ANY course?

Give us all a break.Go get a job at Sam's Club. You'll fit right in. PB

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