Re: RARA-AVIS: Sinister Noir

Date: 18 May 2004


Re your questions below:

> So, Duhamel didn't envisage "a run of bad luck"
> being a common thread in the
> books he published?

Any story will put obstacles in the way of the hero, whether he wins out in the end or not. A series of obstacles that keep the hero from his goal is "a run of bad luck."

Aside from that, since the phrase "un series noir" is, apparently, a fairly common colloquialism in France, I suspect Duhamel meant it as ironically humorous.


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