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

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 27 Nov 2006

At 09:39 PM 26/11/2006 +0000, you wrote:

>The original question was, does a book with a politically progressive
>viewpoint (or any political viewpoint), which would, absent the
>political agenda, be classified as noir or hard-boiled (however those
>are defined), automatically become NOT noir or NOT hard-boiled
>because of the political agenda.

Sorry Jim. Thought you were suggesting that I disagreed with you on this point. A political agenda does not inherently negate the possibility of the story being noir. It seems we agree on that, though for different reasons.

Best, Kerry

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