RARA-AVIS: Dostoevsky

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Feb 2004

Mario Taboada wrote: Has Kafka's influence been acknowledged? Dostoevsky's? On the other hand, if we broaden the search, noir is just a type of story and hardboiled is a type of character and they are found everywhere...
  Anyone want to put of new definitions?

************** Paul Duncan in his excellent little NOIR FICTION and Willeford both acknowledge Dostoevsky's NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, from Paul as a noir precursor, and from Charles as an originator of his "immobilized man," a type of noir protagonist.


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