RARA-AVIS: Re: Urban Fiction

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 05 Jan 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
    > 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."

    Kevin, aren't there one-dimensional and predictable people? I even recall a sociological study called _One Dimensional Man_... the argument being that the organized society robs humans of some of their dimensions (robs them or they can't exercise them because they're worthless for survival, etc.).

    In a sense, our antihero Parker is one-dimensional. If he has other dimensions, they are not revealed.



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