Re: RARA-AVIS: Jose Latour in Globe & Mail

Date: 13 Mar 2006

miker wrote:

"Kind of makes [do writers glorify vioence?] sound like a question of a contemporary nature, doesn't it? It is. Very fashionable nowadays to be indignant about violence in literature. Violence, and lots of it, has been a literary staple since its beginning."

Not just contemporary. As long as there has been violent entertainment, there have been others complaining about it, often with class overtones
(it's terrible that Shakespeare puts so much violence in his plays to pander to those in the pit, for instance). Closer to home, it's hard to escape the class elitism in much of the contemporary criticism of Spillane, in fact, the whole anti-mass culture crusade of that time.


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