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

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 30 Nov 2006

Kerry J. Schooley wrote:

It seems ridiculous but there's all those books about romance, suggesting love cures all, allowing successful lovers to live happily ever after. Or stories about noble knights slaying dragons or otherwise transcending evil. And the bible, surely at the heart of western literature, suggesting faith will allow you to live in eternal bliss.

************ Being happy or in love doesn't meet your dictionary's definition of transcendence. Both are well within the range of human experience.

You are correct, however, that the Bible is one of the foundational texts of Western civilization.


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