--- In email@example.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
> PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE MODERN NOIR CONDITION: Loitering!
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.
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