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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

miker wrote:

"Ain't too many, are there [whose good deeds lead to doom]? If you want to roll Chandler and Hammett's stuff in as noir, you might have better luck."

Who in Hammett does good deeds? Everyone I can think of was just doing his job -- sure, some good might come from it, but it was for a paycheck, not for goodness sake.

Have a better argument for Marlowe doing good deeds (although he gets a paycheck, too), that whole knight errant thing, but how does it lead him to is doom? He may be lonely, but doomed?


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