At 03:35 PM 4/11/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Yeah (he said thoughtfully)..... although in all the
>cases you cite save NAKED LUNCH the book begins in
>foursquare reality and only moves into a kind of
>surrealistic horror at the end. (My favorite case of
>this is Thompson's A HELL OF A WOMAN, incidentally.)
>Perhaps one can get away with surrealism in the hb
>approach, but only after a realistic presentation of
>the world is established.
>I don't care for NAKED LUNCH and certainly don't think
>of it as a hardboiled book.
But _Naked Lunch_ does begin in foursquare reality, with the narrator escaping the police on the subway. It steadily drops into the surreal from that point.
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