RARA-AVIS: Re: form/formula

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 29 Jan 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@...> wrote:
> Jacques,
> Re your comment below:
> "I think Constantine' s work has staying power. And to
> define his novels as 'police procedurals' seems
> quaintly inadequate."
> His work certainly has staying power, but to describe
> the designation "police procedural" as "quaintly
> inadequate" suggests that a police procedural can
> never be a "progessively social study of people in a
> particular time and place."

I meant that there is so much more than the phrase "police procedural" suggests. I wouldn't recommend Constantine by just saying, oh, he writes police procedurals! And I totally agree with your points.



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