RE: RARA-AVIS: Fred jameson 'On Raymond Chandler'

From: John & Carrie (
Date: 05 May 2000

Eddie quoted Fred Jameson as saying:

> FJ claims 'the detective story form is without ideological content, w/o
> any overt political or social or philosophical point, [which] permists
> pure stylistic experimentation' (p. 625).

I realize that I haven't read the article, so take this with a grain of salt. Anyway, isn't it incorrect to say that "the detective story is without ideological content?" I mean, if my reading of the history of the detective story is accurate, the genre was premised on an individual's effort to restore some semblance of normalcy to a chaotic situation. If that ain't ideological, what is?


# To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 05 May 2000 EDT