Re: RARA-AVIS: Cain and Hammett

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 03 Oct 2007

--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

 Therefore, the degree
> of "screwedness"
> of the protagonist cannot be a determinant factor
> for calling a work
> of art "noir".
Fine. It's not my definition. It's Jack's. All I was referring to was Sam Spade. He's not screwed. That's all. That's it. I was not creating an over-arching definition covering the slave eaten by crocs on the ancient shore of the Nile all the way up to Ken Bruen's last wet dream. You have a noir definition that you're happy with? I'm so tickled for you. All I was responding to was Sam Spade. Even though I think you're wrong and you un-define by muddying the water. But I no longer care . . .


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