Re: RARA-AVIS: Woodrell's definition of noir

Date: 01 Feb 2009

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    In a message dated 2/1/09 4:33:19 PM, writes:
    > A. It has to end tragically, that's all. It just has to end tragically to be
    > actual noir

    I share Woodrell's opinion but there's always exceptions. for example, I'd call Anthony Burgess' A CLOCKWORK ORANGE noir because of its ultimate message, even though it ends well for the protagonist

    John Lau

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