Re: RARA-AVIS: Daniel Woodrell on "Noir"

From: davezeltserman (
Date: 31 Jan 2009

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    > My problem is more with "thriller" than with "noirish", actually. What
    > the hell is a thriller? In its vacuity, it's close to "yarn" and "tale".

    Mario, what used to be called crime novels are now called crime thrillers because the industry believes there's a bigger market for
    "thrillers". Jim Thompson's Hell of a Woman, for example would be published today as a crime thriller.


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