Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Urban Fiction

Date: 05 Jan 2009

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    Kevin wrote:

    "After the rich, varied and complex depiction of "urban" life in the work of people like . . . it's difficult to feel much sympathy for -- or be entertaining by the adventures of some two-dimensional thug and his one-dimensional and predictable posse of hos and corner boys."

    But couldn't that be said of any genre? When you set the best practitioners up as the standard, most others are sure to disappoint. For example, there are far more average and below PI writers than there are Chandlers.

    As for the "urban," the same was said about the blaxplotation films, plus Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines, for that matter.


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