Re: RARA-AVIS: The Talented Mr. Ripley

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 03 Apr 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Robison <>
>Sent: Apr 3, 2007 7:18 PM
>Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: The Talented Mr. Ripley
>Terrill wrote:
>He's a clever, amoral, American capitalist trying to
>make it in Europe. You know, like McDonalds and
>Well, I'll be darned. And I thought it was a Marxist
>allegory, with Ripley rising up in proletariat
>splendor and justly redistributing Greenleaf's
>bourgeois wealth, stolen from the sweat of the
>workers' brow. Where the wealth gets redistributed to
>seems fairly accurate historically speaking, too.


I like your take, too. Very good justification and rationalization of actions at work here.

(I know the R in your last name stands for Robison, but could it have actually started out, many years ago, as something else? Ripley perhaps?)


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