Re: Woolrich and Whitfield, was Re: RARA-AVIS: Fright & Savage Bride

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 07 Feb 2008

--- wrote:

> In FRIGHT Woolrich seems to
> write in a very
> ornately formal way. His descriptions of Press's
> intended, Marjorie,
> are almost poetic or at least the noir equivalent of
> poetic. This is a
> marked contrast to the more traditional noir economy
> of word use.

Woolrich didn't have a lot of exposure or experience with women -- at least as far as I know -- and his descriptions usually take on a mythic glow. Somehow he makes it work.


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