Re: RARA-AVIS: Sentimental guys

Sharon Villines (
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 08:28:00 -0500

> When I say "Worldview," I don't mean the social and political stuff, which I
> agree ruins a lot of fiction nowadays. I'm thinking of the way the
> characters in Hammett and Cain looked at their own lives and the world
> around them--the one they lived in day by day. More about a personal take
> on human existance, the gray areas of morality. Something that comes across
> in the fiction and is compelling and relates to those characters right
> there, right then.

That's what I mean too. A world view starts right there, and influences everything else.


Sharon Villines, Editor
MacGuffin Guide to Detective Fiction

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