Juri, I agree. "Absurdist" is a good way to describe many of Willeford noir novels, especially The Woman Chaser. This is the problem when we try to split hairs and label noir as one type or another.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Juri Nummelin" <juri.nummelin@...> wrote:
> Dave Z:
> "I've read most of Willeford, and I'm having a hard time coming up with any
> "fall from grace" type noir from him, and would put him clearly in the
> nihilistic category."
> I agree. What grace was there for the guy in THE WOMAN CHASER?
> One might call Willeford absurdist, though, not "only" nihilistic.
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