RARA-AVIS: Re: Spillane

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@colba.net)
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 21:42:59 -0400

Spillane's views, of course, were right out of the times he lived, but most of the criticisms of him are more or less the same as they were forty or fifty years ago. A few more big words, maybe, a bit more socialogy, and the current braindead buzzword of "political correctness" worked into the mix, but the criticism is essentially the same as it ever was: Spillane went
"too far."

I'm still ambivalent about Spillane, myself, but the criticism of him is nothing new, only the words change.

Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site http://www.colba.net/~kvnsmith/thrillingdetective/ Still available! Our Summer Issue, focussing on Radio Private Eyes, plus new fiction by Peter Parmantie and Kathy Korty.

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