RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Jim Carroll and non fiction writing

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 10 Oct 2009

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    I've been here, if not from the start, then close to it, and I recall that under Bill Denton's moderation there was an implicit, though perhaps not required, focus on literary works. Threads that dwelt too long in discussions of films/et al were steered back on a bookish course via Bill's firm suggestion. Perhaps I'm recalling it more vividly that it actually was, but that's my recollection.

    'Course, it's all moot now since -- again, for better or worse (and we all have our opinion on that issue) -- those are no longer the guidelines by which the list abides.

    However, for those of us who prefer the book-related threads, it's easy -- as with any list -- to just pick and choose the threads we wish to read.

    Ron C.

    > I've been here since it started and I don't recall film or television ever
    > proscribed topics. I think the original aim was to primarily to discuss
    literature but,
    > as visual texts are also written, I think the interpretation has always
    been toward
    > the broader sense of "text".

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