Re: RARA-AVIS: Question for Mr. Sallis

Date: 23 Feb 2004

Mr. T wrote-
> Any definition of noir has to go back to the Greek myths.
> Despair is old, as are the expressions of it. Can one say
> that McCoy, Cain and Goodis created something new?
> Something as large as a genre? I don't think so. Has
> Kafka's influence been acknowledged? Dostoevsky's?

Mr. T.-

You forgot to mention the unquestioned legacies of both Twain and Hemingway in the home-grown school.

All the Best-

Brian Thornton

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