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

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 13 Jun 2001

If publishers are the ones to decide and not librarians or someone with the overall system of libraries, why are those works shelved in their genre ghettos? I would have assumed that libraries follow the Library of Congress not publishers. Frankly, I don't see any point in separating non-fiction from fiction and adult from children in a library. This is a quandary ... I'll have to ask my cubical neighbor. His wife as been an assistant director of several libraries and has just taken over as a direct in Florida of the library system around Pensacola.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, VA

HBO's Six Feet Under Discussion
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> In my years as a public librarian I've come to see something almost > sinister about it. Why is Stephen King filed under Fiction? Why is > Robert Olen Butler's MR. SPACEMAN filed under Fiction? Why is > Jack Cady's THE NIGHT WE BURIED ROAD DOG filed under Fiction? > > Because, I'm beginning to think, the publishers feel that if they > put them in genre ghettos, where they properly belong, they won't > sell or circulate.
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