Re: RARA-AVIS: Burroughs'

From: sonny (
Date: 27 Nov 2007

Good points, though if I'm too relaxed, sex doesn't work ;)

--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

> Some discussions here remind me of the bad old days of Usenet: long
> arguments between two people, with quotes and counterquotes,
> posturing, a real investment in getting the last word in, in being
> right... that is not what Rara Avis is about. While we obviously don't
> want to disseminate inaccurate information, this is not a scholarly
> journal or seminar, and neither is it a classroom. It is a
> conversation space. And with nearly 600 members, inaccuracies usually
> get sorted out quickly and amiably. In order to make a factual
> correction, one doesn't need to put down other posters. You just make
> the correction and that's it.
> Hardboiled and noir discussion is like sex: you need technique, you
> need experience, but most of all you need to be relaxed. Without this
> last ingredient, it doesn't work.
> Best,
> mrt

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