Re: RARA-AVIS: Spenser.

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 14 Dec 2000

William Denton wrote:

> On 14 December 2000, wrote:
> : So which is it? If he's at heart a Marlowe clone, why is he so talky
> : and dumb? And if he's really talky and dumb, how can he be a Marlowe
> : clone?
> By being a bad one?

Bad Marlowe clones take his taciturnity and one-liners to an exaggerated degree. They don't go away from the things that are easiest to identify and duplicate and begin displaying traits that Marlowe never exhibited.

If Spenser is a Marlowe clone, he's got a lot less in common with Marlowe than many another clone.


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