Re: RARA-AVIS: Unreliable narrator

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 12 Nov 2005

Well, that's one view of the two characters. Another might be that they are, themselves, writing novels--an interpretation which speaks to the three endings of the two books. Rob

--- Dave Zeltserman <> wrote:

> Where unreliable narrators work in noir is where the
> protagonist is
> not only lying not only to the reader but to
> themselves. No one did
> this better than Jim Thompson with Frank "Dolly"
> Dillon of Hell of a
> Woman and Carl Bigelow of "Savage Night" as great
> examples of this.

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