Just thought I'd throw it out as the distinction has been argued many
times here, and it seemed like Westlake deserved to get his kick at the
can, even posthumously
> we could always go at it one more time in honor of westlake;
> or accept that noir doesn't exist anymore.
> --- On Tue, 1/6/09, BaxDeal@aol.com <mailto:BaxDeal%40aol.com>
> <BaxDeal@aol.com <mailto:BaxDeal%40aol.com>> wrote:
> > From: BaxDeal@aol.com <mailto:BaxDeal%40aol.com> <BaxDeal@aol.com
> > Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Westlake on Noir and Hard-Boiled
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 6:27 PM
> > In a message dated 1/6/09 12:24:05 PM, email@example.com
> > writes:
> > > *PK:* Your Parker novels were once called
> > “hard-boiled”, but are now
> > > sometimes called “noir”. Do these two terms mean
> > the same, in your view?
> > > Are they terms you’d use?
> > >
> > > *DW:* I think hard-boiled and noir are both a little
> > past their sell-by
> > > date, and both really refer to the post-war 40s.
> > Hard-boiled is what the
> > > vets brought back with them, and noir is the world
> > they found when they
> > > got home. I think hard-boiled is still possible, but
> > noir today is
> > > another word for artsy.
> > >
> > you new here?
> > John Lau
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