Re: RARA-AVIS: Everything's Noir?

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 19 May 2007

--- Jeff Vorzimmer <> wrote:

> In noir fiction, the lives of the main characters
> seem to spiral out of
> control, usually because of bad decisions compounded
> by even more bad
> decisions.

Which was the premise of Manhattan Love Song, Cornell Woolrich's first novel in 1932. The real thing. Anybody know of an earlier true noir story. Cain wasn't published for another two years.


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