RE: RARA-AVIS: Pelecanos: new one

From: Words from the Monastery (
Date: 22 Aug 2000

Actually, one could argue that using homosexuality as he has is staying within the stereotype of the genre ... not that that makes it right of course. But in fiction just what is right?

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia

"... down these mean streets a man must go
 who is not himself mean, who is neither
 tarnished or afraid."

            --Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maura McMillan
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:21 PM
> i think it's insulting to say that pelecanos uses homosexuality only as
> some kind of tag, some short cut he'd take to build character. that's not
> what his work is about.

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