RE: RARA-AVIS: Influences: Nathanael West

From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 11 Jun 2002

MrT says: So I propose that we add West to the list of noir precursors and practitioners. When we go down that way, we end up collecting a lot of the greatest American writers, starting with Twain and including Faulkner and Hemingway - and now West.


the only things i've read by twain, aside from _tom sawyer_ and _huckleberry finn_, are his autobiographical
_life on the mississippi_ and a bunch of his humorous short stories.

none of those really seem "noirish", but i understand that his later works, like _the mysterious stranger_, are darker.


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