Re: RARA-AVIS: Neo-nah...

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 29 Jun 2007

--- Kevin Burton Smith
<> wrote:

> After reading a spate of recent books by some of the
> more highly
> touted practitioners of the "new noir," I've noticed
> something.
I'm entirely inclined to agree although I doubt I've read as many as you have. If you allow "noir" to include the pulp tradition, then that's where the confusion may be. And by the way, your definition of noir is very close to mine or we share the same sensibility in that area or whatever.

I'm currently working on an essay about Hendricks and Abbott and some of these very ideas have come up although to say that much isn't really fair since it seems to tinge them with a criticism of them that I may not have.

Any way, the short stack is that I agree with you.


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