RARA-AVIS: Re: Sports Noir

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 14 Feb 2007

Jim Thompson's great "After Dark, My Sweet" features an ex-boxer as the noir protagonist, and if you consider cockfighting a sport, you've got Charles Willeford's CockFighter. Btw. I saw the movie Fat City recently of TCM. It was okay, nothing great, but kind of played a bit like a Charles Bukowski book.

--Dave Z.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Channing" <filmtroll@...> wrote:
> I'm currently enjoying Leonard Gardner's "Fat City" about the seedy
boxing world in Stockton,
> CA. And I recently read and loved Gerald Kersh's "Night And the
City" which had a good
> amount of seedy wrestling. Does anyone recommend any other sports
noir books? Or if
> there even are any? There's nothing more low-down and gritty than a
locker room, in a world
> where winning and losing is everything. Why aren't there more noir
sports stories? There
> have been quite a few noirish boxing movies, but where are the books?
> Chan

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