Re: RARA-AVIS: Bester's "Man," Dick's "Tears"

Date: 04 Jan 2004


Re your comment below:

> Wasn't one of the points made in the latest
> "defining Noir" thread that "criminal's P.O.V."
> tended to point toward Noir, whereas empathy with
> the law-enforcer pointed toward HB? With that in
> mind, I'd say that "Demolished Man" flirts with Noir
> and "Flow My Tears" definitely aligns itself.

That point was indeed made, but it was fallacious because it presumes that HB and noir are mutually exclusive, which, of course, they're not.


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