RARA-AVIS: Re: Small Crimes + noir writers from the 30s and 40s

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Jun 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "ssshapir" <ssshapir@...> wrote:
> Never really thought of Nathanael West as noir but now that you
> mention it, it does seem like a valid description.

Certainly Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust are noir. They're also classic novels. West was such a talent... what a shame his career was so short. I recently reread Miss Lonelyhearts at one sitting (it's very short) and found it even more disturbing than before. Great stuff.



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