Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hammet and Cain

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 01 Oct 2007

Stephen Burridge wrote:

I just read "The Postman Always Rings Twice" for the first time last week. It was readable enough but I was most struck by its apparent originality. It seemed like a more direct ancestor to the kind of
"noir" fiction often discussed on this list than the detective stories of Hammett and Chandler.

*************** I agree. Cain's Postman is the cornerstone of the noir fiction genre.


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