Re: RARA-AVIS: Swimming, Angie and proofing

Date: 21 Apr 2002

In a message dated 4/21/02 8:32:26 AM, writes:

<< do you really think accepting, even excusing physical abuse does not also rise from personal demons? >>

    Of course it does. I drew a distinction where there is none. Thrashing about in alcoholism is no more demon driven than embracing abuse at the hands of others. I still believe that the hard-boiled tradition excludes characters who give themselves over to the abuse of others, but I rode the wrong horse as I tried to make my point.

                                    Jim Blue

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