Re: RARA-AVIS: origins of noir

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 18 Sep 2007

--- Don Lee <> wrote:

> The trick for me, or problem rather, with tracing
> the
> roots of noir, is roughly parallel to the arguments
> tracing the origins of science fiction back to
> Cyrano
> de Bergerac--or worse, to the Greeks.

I agree with everything you've said here. What remains however is that there are utterly erroneous notions of where the term came from and how and I thought that needed to be cleared up. That's about the size of it.


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