Re: RARA-AVIS: David Goodis

Tosh (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 22:59:44 -0700 (PDT)

I am a huge fan of Goodis' too. I think the comments by Jay are right on, but for me I think there is a 'surrealistic' quality to the writing and imagery.

I have heard that Goodis had a rather specific taste in sexual matter - such as being abused by overweight women either physically or mental. He sort of enjoyed being beaten up by these women and sometimes by their boyfriends. Also he was sort of a joker of sorts -lots of practical jokes, etc.

Anyway he is totally under-rated and he was/is one of the most unique artists in American literature.

----------------- Tosh Berman TamTam Books

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