Re: RARA-AVIS: can noir writers advocate social reform?

From: Patrick King (
Date: 27 Nov 2006

I think we have a different view of what is political and what is not. I see the decision of what kind of car a person drives as a very political one. One's car is a much more important comment about status than are their shoes or trousers. Very few things a person does fails to telegraph their political pov. I don't see much of a break between a person's political attitude and the rest of their lives. Certainly a writer, intentionally or not cannot fail to expose their political views in all their work. Whether we're talking about Thompson or Wodehouse both are making valid and pointed political statements. With those two, I suspect they were in agreement most of the time as different as their work appears on the surface.

Patrick King
--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> Patrick King wrote:
> I'm sorry it seems a stretch to you. It seems like
> ordinary plot line analysis to me. If a character is
> not a symbol for human condition that many can
> relate
> to, why include him?
> ***********
> You're simply begging the question by choosing to
> define everything as political.
> miker
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