Re: RARA-AVIS: Profesionals and amateurs

From: Kerry Schooley (
Date: 25 Feb 2003

At 09:02 AM 25/02/2003 +0000, you wrote:

>Noir fiction often (but by no means exclusively) has a victim or criminal
>protagonist. Hardboiled fiction often (but by no means exclusively) has a
>detective protagonist.
>You find out if you write a parody (as I've just done) that it's difficult
>to convince if you write noir from the detective's viewpoint or hardboiled
>from the victim's. It can be done, of course. But it ceases to be as
>convincing a parody. At least, that's my experience.

A double inversion. I dig it. Must do the same thing to a story that a double negative does to a sentence. You protest too much.


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