Re: RARA-AVIS: Early Noir

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 20 May 2007

> Burnett's criminal-as-protagonist LITTLE CAESAR (1929) could be called
> noir,
> and if Caldwell's THE BASTARD (1929) and Wolfson's BODIES ARE DUST
> (1931) aren't noir, I'll eat my underwear.

But are they hardboiled crime novels such as Red Harvest and Little Caesar? I'm asking I've not read either books.


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