Re: RARA-AVIS: Graham Greene / Noir?

From: Lawrence Coates (
Date: 07 Mar 2008

I've always thought that the ending of "The Third Man" epitomized the way a noir story should end.

That's a film, though.


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>> In an earlier post in the "Tropic Noir" thread, I casually asked a
>> question that I'd like to ask more formally: is Graham Greene a noir
>> author (or at least a sometime noir author) in the eyes of this group?
>> It seems to me that Brighton Rock, for example, is not only noir but
>> has one of the most savage noir endings imaginable; but I'd be
>> interested in hearing others' opinions.
>I should know soon, I just checked a bunch of his "entertainments" out of the library, I'm
reading Orient Express right now.
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Lawrence Coates Associate Professor of Creative Writing Bowling Green State University

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