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

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 28 Nov 2006

Al wrote:

I find it weird that someone would choose to spend hundreds of thousands of words creating fictional worlds and populating them with imaginary characters who are part of complex plots, just to turn a single uncomplicated political point...

*********** Er... good point, Al! One thing that bares mentioning is that interpretations don't always lean too heavily on what the author was supposedly trying to say. The reader oftentimes invests a big chunk of his own persona in the interpretation. Rather than being a window to the world, the text becomes a mirror through which the reader can admire his own reflection.


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