Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Nihilism and Willeford

From: Patrick King (
Date: 12 Sep 2009

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    Re your question below:

    "You think 'noir' is hard to define?"

    No. I think it's easy to define.

    It's a mystery (crime/suspense/ detective/ call it what you will ) story with a dark and sinister atmohsphere.


    So you consider Wilkie Collins' THE WOMAN IN WHITE, noir? I don't really agree with you, Jim. I think your definition is too broad. What about Jayne Eyre and Wuthering Heights? Are they noir?

    Patrick King


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