Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 05 Sep 2006

Yes, you got it, Miker. Sometimes authors like to challenge themselves by writing against their instincts.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Robison
  Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 9:59 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

  Allan Guthrie wrote:

  Rob, surely every screenwriter on The Wire or Deadwood
  can't have the same 'social assumptions.'? What about
  co-authored novels -- James Patterson's 'social
  assumptions' or the guy who writes the novel from
  Patterson's spec?

  I take it you're not suggesting that no books carry
  the author's social assumptions, right? Just that all
  of them don't. It's obvious to me that quite a few
  books are a reflection of the author's way of
  thinking. And I would also agree that it's entirely
  possible that Ayn Rand could have written a Marxist


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