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

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 10 Oct 2009

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    Well put, Ron.

    Brian Thornton

    On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Ron Clinton <> wrote:

    > 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
    > being
    > > 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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