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"nothing but the night"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: September 09, 2003 12:25PM


There are two books called NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT, and that sounds like a quote from something but I can't think what.

Is it from a poem?


Re: "nothing but the night"
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: September 09, 2003 12:45PM

There is a poem by Raif Butler(?) but I don't think it's the source of the title.
There is at least one movie with that title.


Les


Re: "nothing but the night"
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: September 09, 2003 01:30PM

There's one by Housman. A review of one of the books (by Bill Pronzini) cites this as the source of the title.

pam

A. E. Housman (1859–1936). A Shropshire Lad. 1896.

LX. Now hollow fires burn out to black


NOW hollow fires burn out to black,
And lights are guttering low:
Square your shoulders, lift your pack,
And leave your friends and go.

Oh never fear, man, nought’s to dread, 5
Look not left nor right:
In all the endless road you tread
There’s nothing but the night.


Re: "nothing but the night"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: September 10, 2003 04:56PM


Thank you, Pam! That must be it!


There's a John Blackburn novel called NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT, which was made into a movie called NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT, which was also released as THE DEVIL'S UNDEAD (despite the fact that there's no devil in the story and no undead people). There's also a more recent detective novel with the same title.




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