RARA-AVIS: Re: Super Heroes, Comics, and Noir

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 25 Jul 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Steve Novak <Cinefrog@...> wrote:
    >
    > I asked a few years ago, I think, about noir novels and
    corrida...and got
    > few answers...or maybe it was on Rompol??.. (French rara)...there
    were some
    > mentions of except the inevitable Hemingway and new info to me about
    > Connelly's Black Ice...which I havent' pick up yet...
    >
    > Good luck for the feria in B├ęziers...as a native of Mont-de-Marsan
    I started
    > going to the feria there very young and the one in
    Bayonne...etc..etc..and a
    > few years ago parts of the family were at Pamplona, of course...

    I'm a fan of tauromaquia. Unfortunately, in Spain it's 15% for it and 85% against it... political correctness and a certain decadence of the art and especially of the quality of bulls make it a doomed art. In 100 years, it won't exist. After the retirement of Curro Romero, our greatest torero of recent times, I started to follow the career of Sebastian Castella, a great young French matador. He is the real article. As to noir literature, it could be written not so much about the art of bullfighting but about the kinds of people around it: the breeders, the agents, those people. Kind of like boxing. It could be written, but to my knowledge, it hasn't.

    Best,

    smt



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