RARA-AVIS: Re: Who changed the noir writing ?

From: vagrantpacific ( pacificvagrant@gmail.com)
Date: 14 Mar 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
<< Wasn't that hardoiled's revolution, that of
> perspective? >>

I keep thinking about Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis. This book gets camoflaged by lots of humor and post-modern glitz, but the narrative perspective is totally Hammett inspired and played to the extreme, and the serious downward spiralling structure into absolute oblivion is straight up Jim Thompson. Ultimately I think Ellis swings things forward by pinning his noir onto relativism instead of the more old school Christian based nihilism.

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