RARA-AVIS: Re: On noir and humor

From: terry bowman (foolesgold@gmail.com)
Date: 20 Jun 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > I say let's leave the new noirists to their own devices, judge the results the only way they can be judged, as individual works of fiction. You can't judge a "movement" and frankly, I doubt that there is one. And whatever publishers write about the books they publish one should not take as seriously as the books themselves.

    Agreed- every book every written falls along the borders of this genre or that. Every once in awhile one or six of these books become "definitive." After a few years of slicing and dicing by guys like us, they do or do not stand the test of time . Who's to say whether these will or won't? I can guess


    Does this make the Slacker an example of the modern noir character? If so, I am noir without even realizing it. Oh wait- I'm not French and not a motion picture. Never mind.

    happy weekend, tb

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