RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Slapstick-Silly Noir

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 18 Jun 2009

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    Kerry wrote:
    "I think what might be in a bit of an upswing are "literary" types noticing that there's something serious going on in the genre and thinking it worthy of their efforts, only to find there's more to it than anticipated and as a consequence, calling the results parody." Read this today in Jim Thompson's Savage Night (said by an ex-English lit professor):
    "It's always seemed to me that satire cannot exist outside the rarefied atmosphere of excellence. It is either excellent or it is nothing." Mark

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