Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 06 Sep 2006

I don't really think of books as having a single worldview unless they're written from a single point of view. So I'd suggest that any book which is written from a multiple viewpoint contains multiple worldviews, some of which will be contradictory (hopefully, or there'll be a decided lack of tension).

I also think that authors are consistently inconsistent with their output. It's virtually impossible to be otherwise.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Robison
  Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:30 AM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

  Mark wrote:

  Can you really think of many authors whose worldviews
  are inconsistent over their output?

  I'm not all that familiar with many authors' lives, so
  I can't really answer that. But one thing I have seen
  over and over is a shift in themes and mood in an
  author's works over time. Hammett and Chandler come
  to mind.


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