Re: RARA-AVIS: Archer/Ross Macdonald

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 24 Aug 2007

Mario wrote:

If you say "I'm reading this book, a noir book in the tradition of...", there's another you, the analytical you, reading alongside. You gain comfort, but you lose transparency in the reception of what you're reading.

********************* One brings a thousand expectations and preconceived notions to the reading of a book. Strip those away and you've got a newborn incapable of much more than chewing the book cover. A person is a sum total, contradictions, ambiguities, doubts and all. If you want to allude to some deconstructed transcendental self reading transparently, you go there without me.

I've got some thoughts on your comments about truth, too, but I'm going to have to save that for later. Meeting till noon today and then I'm on my way back home to the hills and hollers of southern Indiana. I've got Charlie Huston's Caught Stealing to keep me company on the flight.


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