Re: Let's put a lid on it [Re: RARA-AVIS: MFA programs]

From: Don Lee (
Date: 06 Mar 2009

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    I agree. I enjoy the list and don't want to cause hostility at all. I apologize to anyone whom I've upset. Everyone has made valid points, but none of them, mine included, have too much to do w/ crime writing/noir per se. Sorry.


    --- On Fri, 3/6/09, jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

    > From: jacquesdebierue <>
    > Subject: Let's put a lid on it [Re: RARA-AVIS: MFA programs]
    > To:
    > Date: Friday, March 6, 2009, 6:31 PM
    > It looks to me that pursuing this topic could quickly take
    > us way off course. We are concerned with books that actually
    > do get published and not with the writing courses that
    > people may or may have not taken.
    > Disagreements on hardboiled and noir can be fruitful, but
    > discussing the merits of various writing programs
    > (especially as the discussions get personal, as in this
    > case) is something else entirely. And this is not the place
    > for discussing the failures of the academic system and the
    > literary establishment. Let's discuss what actually gets
    > published.
    > Best,
    > mrt


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