Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Humor and irony in noir

Date: 22 Oct 2004

Jacques Debierue wrote:

"Now I need to repair my frame."

Now that's funny.

I totally agree with you about the wink to the reader in Willeford's work (and that that wink makes him more postmodernist than modernist), but don't you find that wink in much of contemporary noir? Perhaps that is the current stage of noir, where both writer and reader are so aware of the form that each new book is as much about noir itself as it is about the specific story it tells?


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