RE: RARA-AVIS: Marlowe as racist

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 30 Aug 2001

Is the art of sarcasm really that lost? Or is that some can't see beyond their own prejudices?

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

Judas is looking for a few Femme Fatales for its next issue:
-----Original Message----- From: Frederick Zackel Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 9:00 AM
Throughout the novel Marlowe and Nulty will crack wise. When Marlowe asks when "the inquest on the nigger" is coming up, Nulty sneers, "Why bother?"
On another occasion Marlowe will say, "Well, all (Malloy) did was kill a Negro . . . I guess that's only a misdemeanor."
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