RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Pellecanos (and Adams)

From: Words from the Monastery (
Date: 04 Feb 2000

All you have to do is read Hemmingway and his contemporaries to see just how wrong that perception is.

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia

"I know. We are ... the lucky ones." Bif Naked, 1999

> From: Mark Sullivan
> Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 12:42 AM
> Kent wrote:
> "I remember one reviewer who used to complain about the projection of
> modern sexual mores onto tales set in the first half of the century
> (before the sexual revolution of the 1960s), when in reality
> no-sex-before-marriage was a rather strict norm."
> It was a pretty strict norm in reality, but was it in fiction,
> especially pulp fiction? I see no lack of willing women in Gold Medals.
> for instance, many of which were written prior to the '60s.

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