What’s your favorite classic noir?
Chester Himes’s A Rage in Harlem.
It’s absurd, pungent, and full of community. Himes takes the more controlled, paranoid tone of his hard-boiled predecessors and turns it upside down.
What makes a great noir?
Pathos, a knife into the heart of our society’s ills.
Read more from Alta‘s Fall 2020 Noir Special Section.