(urth) The Death of Doctor Island Movie

Daniel D Jones ddjones at riddlemaster.org
Tue Oct 17 04:20:21 PDT 2006

On Monday 16 October 2006 22:51, Jeff Wilson wrote:
> Daniel D Jones wrote:
> > On Monday 16 October 2006 13:38, David DiGiacomo wrote:
> >>>> Care to expound on why you find it offensive?
> >>>
> >>> I was thinking the same thing.  I mean there is some violence in
> >>> there, but nothing more than you'd find in any of his other books.
> >>> Heck, he had an executioner for a protaganist.  So what did you find
> >>> offensive David?
> >>
> >> Oh, blatant misogyny.
> >
> > Misogyny on the part of Wolfe or the part of characters in the story?  If
> > the former, I'm not sure what you're referring to, particularly if you
> > take into account that the story was published in 1973.  It would be a
> > bit of an understatement to refer to Dr. Island's dismissal of Diane's
> > murder as unimportant because it helped cure Ignacio as misogyny.  I can
> > certainly see why those events would be offensive, but that's part of
> > what makes the story so forceful.  But I don't think that describing
> > offensive events makes a story itself offensive, unless you believe that
> > the moral or theme of the story somehow supports or lauds those events.
> It's just that Wolfe seems to be really fond of including misogynist
> characters and situations in his stories.

And Sam Clemons was really fond of including racist characters and situations 
in his.

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