Re: RARA-AVIS: Misogyny

James Rogers (
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 15:46:46 -0500 (CDT) At 02:10 PM 7/13/98 -0400, you wrote:

>It's almost like Willeford is writing an expose of the worst tendencies
>of men. Still, I don't get a sense that he is dealing with gender the
>way Ellroy sometimes seems to deal with race and sexual
>orientation--it's almost like Ellroy sets his books in the past so he
>can spout bigotry and homophobia with impunity, but with the escape
>clause that "it's not me, it was the times."
Not sure about Ellroy's homophobia, which is sort of a loaded
word anyway. _Big Nowhere_ struck me as a rather sympthetic, albeit bleak,
take on homosexuality.

James Michael Rogers

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