RARA-AVIS: Re: western vs noir, cowboy vs private eye

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Jul 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Channing" <filmtroll@...> wrote:
    > Interesting topic as I'm working my way through Cowboy novels right now.
    > I'd recommend "The Ox-Bow Incident" by Walter Van Tillburg Clark as a great Cowboy noir. Published in 1940 as an intentional deconstruction of the Western (as in Cowboy) novel.
    > Sinister and surreal, dark and hopeless, but also quintessentially of the Old West. It's about cattle rustling and frontier justice which would be difficult to transpose to a modern setting.

    And don't forget grandaddy Max Brand... still readable, lots of copies around.



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