RE: Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy reviewd at Salon: after all

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 13 Jun 2001

Tod wrote:

"This discussion illustrates a core belief of mine, much-reviled by others...there is no "mainstream" of literature, merely many genres, from which certain items are plucked and filed under more vague labels when they can't be seen to fit the currently fashionable genre labels, or, as with Ellroy's work (as much as this Has happened with Ellroy's work), when they become popular enough."

I agree most heartily. I've always believed that literary fiction is as bound by its own genre coventions as any so-called genre fiction.


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