Re: RARA-AVIS: Newsweek on noir

From: Patrick King (
Date: 02 Aug 2009

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    I'd guess Newsweek is extremely excited about a new Thomas Pynchon novel... Which I must admit, I am, too.

    Patrick King

    --- On Sun, 8/2/09, Steve Novak <> wrote:

    From: Steve Novak <> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Newsweek on noir To: "RARA-AVIS" <> Date: Sunday, August 2, 2009, 10:40 AM


                      If I rember correctly somebody here was mentioning the Œdeath of noir¹, or

    something like that recently...I guess Newsweek is taking another tack on


    In any case thanks Allan for the reference...


    On 8/1/09 12:51 PM, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@allanguthrie.> wrote:

    > Article about the literary invasion of noir.

    > http://www.newsweek .com/id/209938

    > It concludes: "More likely, noir has just expanded its territory to include

    > cops and crooks and all those so-called innocent bystanders caught in the

    > crossfire. Noir isn't a genre any longer. It's claimed its place as one of

    > the twin strands of our cultural DNA, the dark side of the American Dream."


    > Al




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