Re: RARA-AVIS: Racism in Cain

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 16 Nov 2005

Just a bit related: I first encountered Cain in a PhD course in "Writers of the Twenties & Thirties" at SUNY Stony Brook, Prof. Gerald B. Nelson, wherein we read Postman (the same week, I think, as Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World). I went on to write a doctoral thesis on Double Indemnity. Sadly, It was not a particularly good one, by my estimation, & someday I hope to have the time to revisit it. Anyway. Rob

--- wrote:

> I think it's interesting that Cain was never
> included in any literature
> classes I took in grad school or undergrad for
> English degrees. However, when I
> started the MA in creative writing he was instantly
> seen as the Master. He's a
> writer for writers, those that know the most about
> the craft.
> Vicki
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]

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