Re: RARA-AVIS: Types of noir (was Re: Pop. 1280)

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 31 Jul 2007

Kerry J. Schooley wrote:

The fact that you agree that at least a small percentage of the characters in noir are doomed by circumstances beyond their control means that as a whole, in noir the characters are doomed for more reasons than that their behaviour is immoral or illegal etc.

*************** Some noir characters are doomed by their circumstances. That was big with the American Naturalists. Crane's Maggie was doomed by her circumstances. I'm about halfway through London's People of the Abyss, and it's looking the same way.


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