Inkwell: Authors and Artists
. (wickett) Wed 25 May 11 21:24
Thank you, Sasha, for a lively, thought-provoking, and optimistic discussion and book. I am especially heartened that you do not perceive the diversity of the US to be an impossible barrier to a vital, rich commons. I will remind myself of your hope and continue my small push in that direction. As for Henning Mankell, there are a couple of stories that really started me thinking about Swedish anxieties about change. Alas, I left all those books in Stockholm and don't remember the titles. Thank you, also, Julie, Angie, and David, for this discussion.
Mark McDonough (mcdee) Thu 26 May 11 14:48
One of the funny things about the mystery genre is that at least the hard-boiled stuff tends to be inherently subversive. James Ellroy, for example, claims to be extremely right wing - however, his entire body of work is about corruption and insanity among our society's authority figures.
David Wilson (dlwilson) Fri 27 May 11 09:41
He generally skewers the right-wing loonies.
Mark McDonough (mcdee) Fri 27 May 11 15:15
Right. If he's a right-winger, he's a very odd one. But then, he seems to be a fairly odd guy.
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Fri 27 May 11 21:14
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