Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

From: Jacques Debierue (
Date: 08 Sep 2006

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:

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

It happens all the time with hacks who ghost-write series, for example, romance novels. They pay you to write a particular sort of thing, with a very well-defined ideological foundation. You can't really violate that. I don't think very many writers would write inconsistently with their views if free to do so.

Speaking of views, does anyone here have any idea what Jim Thompson's worldviews were? I find him very hard to figure out, the hardest of all noir writers. He seems to defy analysis.



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