Re: RARA-AVIS: Chandler's "Noir Feel" for LA (was Denise Hamilton)

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 14 May 2004

At 07:23 PM 13/05/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>"Implicit" means clear without having to be explicitly
>stated. Since Rara-Avis is a list devoted to the
>discussion of crime fiction, specifically crime
>fiction falling into the hard-boiled/noir variety, it
>doesn't seem necessary to me to spell that out. When
>I see the question "What is noir?" or "What is
>nard-boiled?" I infer the phrase "in crime fiction"
>since crime fiction is the subject of the list.
>Similarly when I say "Noir is thus-and such" or
>"Hard-boiled is thus and such" I assume that that it's
>clear I'm referring to crime fiction.

Would this be implicit in the same way that "dark" and "sinister" are implicitly valuations, relative to moral hallmarks?

Best Kerry

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