RARA-AVIS: Re: Has anyone changed noir writing (lately)?

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 17 Mar 2007


Re your comment below:

"We don't like po-mo here, though there's no reason a story cannot be po-mo and noir at the same time, so far as I can tell."

My curiosity is overcoming my reluctance to display my ignorance. What, exactly, is "po-mo?"

And, as for "pop-culture references," which you described as po-mo, how is a reference to, say a rock-n-roll song the protagonist grew up with in a contemporary hard-boiled/noir story, different from, say, the Continental Op's commentary on M.P. Shiel's THE LORD OF THE SEA in "The Gutting of Couffignal," or Ed McBain's references to movies like THE QUIET MAN or TV shows like DRAGNET in the early 87th Precinct novels?


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