Re: RARA-AVIS: Tragedy Vs. Noir

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 30 Sep 2005

Robert Elkin wrote:

I've heard from several sources (no guarantee this is correct) that the use of "noir" as a definitive comes from French criticism's treatment of Woolrich's series of "black" novels--bride wore black, black alibi, rendezvous en black, etc.--if this is so, might we not hold those texts as an index of just exactly what
"noir" might be, strictly speaking?

************** Woolrich's I Married a Dead Man is a fine example of noir. It's also a rare example of noir that isn't hardboiled.


__________________________________ Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Life without art & music? Keep the arts alive today at Network for Good!

RARA-AVIS home page:
  Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 30 Sep 2005 EDT