Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Noir

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 22 Apr 2002

<<But there are plenty of noir stories, including many by Cornell Woolrich the "definitive" noir writer, in which the protagonist does NOT lose.>>

Another example is Kent Harrington's noir classic "Dark Ride". The protagonist wins, or loses everything, depending on what you consider a loss. But I agree that loss is the more common consequence. A lot of noir characters are losers, too, right from the beginning.



"Don't just do something, sit there!" Thich Nhat Hanh

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