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From: Michael Andre-Driussi <mantis@sirius.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) The genres of PEACE
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:49:40 

Re: the five genres of PEACE, good call Adam!  It seems so self-evident
after you've said it that it seems surprising that we haven't been using it
as a mantra!

>Part four is a hardbooiled detective story.  We have a crime being
>investigated (forgery) and an alluring but treacherous woman whom the
>"detective" gets entangled with.  The bogus treasure is out of THE
>MALTESE FALCON, and Gold's dusty bookshop is out of THE BIG SLEEP.  Weer
>even compares himself to "Humphrey Bogart or Charlie Chan." (213)

That part is especially good, Adam.  (Although technically: wasn't the
bookshop in THE BIG SLEEP more an open, uncluttered, false front for
something else?  I remember Bogart bamboozling the faux-bookwoman regarding
obscure titles.  Or were you talking about the bookstore across the street
from that one, with the real bookwoman who keeps a bottle in her desk and
looks better without her glasses on?)


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