(urth) The Death of Doctor Island Movie
jwilson at io.com
Wed Oct 18 21:17:21 PDT 2006
Daniel D Jones wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 October 2006 01:42, Jeff Wilson wrote:
>> Daniel D Jones wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 17 October 2006 11:59, Jeff Wilson wrote:
>>>> Daniel D Jones wrote:
>>>>>> 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.
>>>> And he was himself an admitted and practicing racist.
>>> Which, true or not, doesn't at all change the fact that his stories are
>>> powerful arguments against racism.
>> I agree, I was just playing along with the red herring theme. Twain
>> wrote about his own society, in which esentially everyone was a racist,
>> largely in a time when racism was enshrined as a divinely and legally
>> ordained fact of life, so of course there were lots of racist characters
>> and situations. Wolfe doesn't have this excuse, not that he really needs
> The Death of Doctor Island was published in 1973. You don't think misogyny
> was common then? Wolfe may use fictional environments but that doesn't at
> all mean that his works don't contain lessons and commentary applicable to
> the real one.
misogyny isn't the same thing as sexism
Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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