RARA-AVIS: Re: I have discovered the secret key....

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Feb 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Steve Novak <Cinefrog@...> wrote:
    > Perfectly agree...why is he (Goodis) not talked about in the US at
    > all...???... and in academia they totally sneer at people like
    > are so entrenched in their little cliques...and mostly involved in self
    > congratulation of their politically correct authors...now when it
    comes to
    > the press (book reviews in major newspapers...and some local ones)
    they are,
    > as usual intotally devoted to the States, abysmally narrow and totally
    > devoted to the status quo, the publishing establishment and all
    > devoid of a �different� point of vue/ideology/intellectual
    > premisces....etc...

    Consider that even the greatest classics we consider here, books like The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, The Long Goodbye, The Postman Always Rings Twice, etc., have not made it to the standard school curricula... these books are sixty to eighty years old! There is a sense of stagnation, if you look at what is considered "normal" or
    "mainstream". I hear that even Faulkner is being shunned, for fear of offending somebody when he deals with black people and also because he is considered too difficult for ordinary people. You know you have trouble when your greatest novelist is said to be too difficult to teach in school. Big trouble.



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