RARA-AVIS: Re: pseudonyms: the John Langes

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 15 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "foxbrick" <foxbrick@...> wrote:
> Ah, then forgive my teasing, please.

No problem. [written under erasure: I will paint your portrait and sell it on ebay, framed.]

"John Norman" has written a
> series of novels, initially bad imitations of ER Burroughs, that
> always had a certain amount of male-master-and-female-slave sexuality
> about them (the planet Gor is always on the other side of the Sun
> from Earth and much resembles it and apparently the sexual politics
> tends that way), with the later books being rather like tamer
> versions of THE STORY OF O, only with long, tedious arguments that
> attempt to justify the universal nature of such dynamics (I have
> skimmed several...they are good for bad laughs).

It sounds cool. I'll keep an eye out... But I do like Burroughs, there's a certain raw quality to his writing that has never paled for me.



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