Re: RARA-AVIS: SF CHRONICLE on some noir authors

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 05 Oct 2003

<<It all started with Chandler. The godfather of noir wrote

brilliant stories in the '30s and '40s that promoted racial and social hegemony.>>

Classic fallacious argument. State a dubious "fact" as if it were the starting point. I do not accept the hypothesis, stated as fact, that "Chandler's stories promoted...". This article is abysmally argued. In content, it's very late twentieth century.

The Chandler prototype (Philip Marlowe) can be used, without the least violence, regardless of the ethnicity of the knight. White knight, black knight, Indian knight, X-American knight, female knight, gay knight -- they can all be Marlovian. Being a Marlowe is a function, not a social statement.



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