RARA-AVIS: MOBY DICK: the spirit of noir

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 16 May 2004

Donna wrote: For me, 'hardboiled' holds out some hope, whereas
'noir' doesn't. There's something compelling about a noir protagonist that keeps you reading, and, sometimes, hoping that he'll win through, even though you know that any light at the end of the tunnel is just a really, really big train.


"For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but at bottom, all heart-woes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur..."


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