Re: RARA-AVIS: Sallis

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 04 Feb 2004

I think I've read and enjoyed everything by Sallis; in my opinion, the author he most resembles is Albert Camus. His tool is showing the introspection of a struggling protagonist in an ugly and hostile urban setting. Few of his characters are dumb or vicious. However, almost all of them are desperate.

A great realist writer, if by reality we mean psychological reality.

Best, and there's more coming but I've lacked the time to reread Sallis.


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