In order to lighten up the dialog¹...here¹s a joke heard tonight on the
Césards (French Oscars) on TV5 (Dish network):
³...one cannot talk anymore about ³ film noir²...if you want to be
politically correct, you got to talk about ³film de couleur¹...
Those of you who speak/understand/ the language can infer....and might/will
appreciate the joke...in the overall context of film/movies....
Really: I¹m VERY curious to understand/investigate...why the Goodises¹ of
the US writing world never ³made² it...are there socio-political
reasons...but more importantly: are there economical reasons...???...or just
simple fate?... I don¹t know what to answer/ believe and Rara-Avians might
have strong insights into it...?
Please give your take...why these remarkable writers were basically
ignored...who owned¹ the path and arch to coast to coast stardom in the
literary world...and what was their bent...???
I have been told a few times by intellectual/literary authorities¹ from
varied backgrounds that it can all be reduced to the influence of the
churches/religious entities/establishment....and their power in all the
publishing worlds...and their lackeys...i.e. the critics...????
......who just finished a great paella and several good reds with friends...and who saw The Wrestler last night and loved it and thought a lot about Dassin¹s The Night and the City....
On 2/27/09 8:24 PM, "jacquesdebierue" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.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 ï¿½differentï¿½ 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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