RARA-AVIS: Flitcraft, Job

From: Mbdlevin@aol.com
Date: 03 Nov 2001

Bill Denton, writing about a short novel called MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, notes discussion of the Flitcraft parable:
<< When Sam Spade caught up with him a couple of years later, he'd created his former life all over again, like God did for Job. >> This might be a little off-topic, but since the authors have old testament allusion in their title and in the Job comparison, I thought I'd note an error (which might be a meaningful, deliberate error, depending on how the Flitcraft-type story is being used in the novel): Job gets everything restored by God (and twice his wealth?), but there's no mention of his wife. She, who with a bit of seemingly hardboiled sense told Job to "curse God and die," is missing at the end. Doug

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