International Noir


<p>April 17, 2005 | National Museum of the American Indian | New York City<br />
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With Jakob Arjouni, Natsuo Kirino, Luc Sante, and Paco Ignacio Taibo; moderated by Robert Polito.<br />
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Most American readers are familiar with the notion of noir as &ldquo;secret history.&rdquo; From Dashiell Hammett through Chester Himes, Jim Thompson, Charles Willeford, and on to James Ellroy and Walter Mosley, crime novels inscribed a black-mirror twentieth-century America far more dishonest and bloody than the country of official chronicles. But much as once all politics famously were local, from now on most crimes will be global. This event presents some distinguished exemplars of &ldquo;International Noir&rdquo; along with some notable noir cognoscenti. <br />
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</strong>&bull; Introduction by Robert Polito<br />
&bull; Rob Breckenridge reads from Idiots by Jacob Arjouni<br />
&bull; Jacob Arjouni<br />
&bull; Oni Lampley reading from OUT<br />
&bull; Natsuo Kirino<br />
&bull; Rob Breckenridge reads from Leonardo’s Bicycle by Paco Ignacio Taibo<br />
&bull; Paco Ignacio Taibo<br />
&bull; Luc Sante reads from Dirty Snow<br />
&bull; Luc Sante<br />
&bull; Panel Discussion<br />
&bull; Q&A</p>

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