(urth) Wolfe: Misogynist? and accessibility

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Thu Oct 19 21:39:13 PDT 2006

Stanislaus wrote:
> Hello Jeff,
> Thursday, October 19, 2006, 7:02:46 AM, you wrote:
>> Jack Redelfs wrote:
>>> I just don't see how we can neatly say that a
>>> chivalrous author will refuse to put his female
>>> characters in harms way. That's like saying only
>>> an anti-semite would write novels about Auschwitz,
>>> isn't it?
>> If an author complusively wrote novels about Jews being tortured and 
>> killed, I'd at least suspect him of anti-semitism.
> There is a technical term for this kind of criticism = "the poetic of a
> police informer."
> I don't think the aim of reading books is to find some crime to accuse
> author of.

No, it's not, but I'd be a pretty superficial reader if I never wondered 
why an author writes what he writes.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
< http://www.io.com/~jwilson >

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