RARA-AVIS: Friday morning's NY Times

From: Frederick Zackel ( fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 03 Feb 2005

Check out, in the Book section in Friday morning's NY Times,
"The New Noir, Not Always by Men or by Americans"

Here's the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/04/books/04jeff.html

"It seems noir is busting out all over. But why now? . . . Its resurgence is hardly accidental now, she said, when conservatives talk about a new kind of war between good and evil and reclaim America's right to be an empire."


Frederick Zackel

Speaking of noir, is Kafka noir-ish?

"There can be no doubt-"said K., quite softly, for he was elated by the breathless attention of the meeting; in that stillness a subdued hum was audible which was more exciting than the wildest applause-"there can be no doubt that behind all the actions of this court of justice, that is to say in my case, behind my arrest and today's interrogation, there is a great organization at work. An organization which not only employs corrupt warders, oafish Inspectors, and Examining Magistrates of whom the best that can be said is that they recognize their own limitations, but also has at its disposal a judicial hierarchy of high, indeed of the highest rank, with an indispensable and numerous retinue of servants, clerks, police, and other assistants, perhaps even hangmen, I do not shrink from that word. And the significance of this great organization, gentlemen? It consists in this, that innocent persons are accused of guilt, and senseless proceedings are put in motion against them..."
 ~ Franz Kafka, The Trial

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