RARA-AVIS: Re: Violence for the sake of...?

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Mar 2005

My opinion on this is that whatever comes naturally to the writer and his characters is OK. Evidently you can write ultrahardboiled and noir fiction without profanity or even without stressing the colloquial (examples: Kafka, Hammett, Thompson, Willeford) . Just as evidently, you can work the colloquial, including profanity, so perfectly into a work that it is unimaginable without it
(examples: Leonard, Higgins, Constantine).

When I want to think of the perfect middle way, the name of Joe Gores comes up. This great artist uses everything -- in the right place and in the right amounts.



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