Re: RARA-AVIS: can noir writers advocate social reform?

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 24 Nov 2006

Patrick King wrote:

You miss argueably the most important: Jim Thompson. By all accounts Thompson definitely had a political agenda. Note especially A Hell of a Woman, The Grifters and The Killer Inside Me.

*********** I see nothing significantly political about The Killer Inside Me. And his little allegory of capitalism in The Getaway is compromised by the fact that there are no other options for the characters.


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