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Nights of Noir—The Postman Always Rings Twice / Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


This class has been rescheduled from Oct 12

Plunge into the world of hardboiled detectives, femme fatales, and nihilistic grifters through novels of the classic era of American crime fiction from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Roam humanity’s psycho-social depths across the rich landscapes of American cities and countryside, exploring four powerful books that left an indelible mark on American literature, film, and popular culture. Join us in a rich discussion of these diverse Noir novels that defined and transcended their genre.

Sep 14: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Oct 12: The Postman Always Rings Twice / Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Nov 9: In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

Dec 14: The Real Cool Killers by Chester Himes

Class you will attend

Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016

Eusebio Diaz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts Degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Early in life, Diaz realized he was drawn more to the darker tales of Edgar Allen Poe than to the lighter Hardy Boys stories. This interest eventually developed into a passion for the noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and relished the poetry of the downtrodden. Diaz is presently working on a book set in his birthplace and hometown, Carrizo Springs.



William GlenWilliam Glenn 2n has had a long love affair with literary and cinematic noir, expressing and exploring his obsession at times on the blog Zone: improvisations on literature : music : film. He was co-founding editor of the bilingual literary/cultural journal Terra Incognita and is the author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2005).  He got his M.L.I.S. at the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Head of Reference Services for UTSA Libraries.


October 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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