Re: RARA-AVIS: Willeford

Doug Bassett (
Fri, 31 Dec 1999 14:21:23 -0800 (PST)

Try re-reading the book with this fact in mind. It doesn't change anything about the story, but it does cast a new light on several of the scenes. Just an added little touch.

If I'd had room on my list, I'd have put Willeford in at number six. The guy was the most exuberant writer in the genre, I think.


--- Ron Clinton <> wrote:
> question, though, for
> those more familiar with Willeford's work than me:
> the last line of the
> novel, where he announces his race as "Negro".
> Perhaps I didn't understand
> the significance of this proclamation...was there
> more to it than that? My
> instant reaction was, "Umm, okay...*and*?"

===== Doug Bassett
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