Re: RARA-AVIS: Win or lose

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 10 Mar 2005

At 09:52 AM 10/03/2005 -0800, you wrote:

>I don't agree with your comment that noir questions
>the desirability of attempting to extract oneself from
>the abyss (transcendence?). Just the opposite, I
>think. The struggle is everything. It defines. The
>fact that the deck is stacked doesn't matter. The
>point is that you're in the race, win or lose. With
>all the fumbling, fear, and fuck-ups, there is a grace
>and beauty in the struggle.

The struggle in noir is for survival. Noir may or may not admire the human struggle, but it recognizes that there is only one way to transcend life.

And to my knowledge, noir does not generally concern itself with an afterlife.

Best, Kerry

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