RARA-AVIS: Ride The Pink Horse

Roger Dowdy (rdowdy@sprintmail.com)
Sun, 27 Sep 1998 12:45:13 -0700 Just finished Dorothy B. Hughes' _Ride The Pink Horse_. Wow what a ride
(pardon the pun). A great read if anyone hasn't picked it up yet. But
I've got a few questions that perhaps some folks on the list can clarify
for me (if I recall some of the more academically inclined types on the
list have used this book in their classes)...


I'm not clear about the significance of the socio-economic references
between the Indians, Hispanics, and "gringos". In particular, the notion
that the Indians would wait the intruders into "non-existence" (p. 180).
Also, I couldn't get Zorbo the Greek out of my head whenever Pancho
entered the story. And what is the significance of Pila if any?

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