Re: RARA-AVIS: Hemingway noir

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 23 Feb 2004

Al Guthrie wrote:

> It can indeed, but I'd suggest the hardboiled epithet is a better fit.
> Emotionless noir, to my mind, is an oxymoron.

I don't think there's anything "emotionless" about Hemingway's work.
"Stoic," perhaps ("A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," or "Cat in the Rain" come to mind here), but hardly devoid of emotion.

All the Best-


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