From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: (urth) Re: race in Wolfe Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 12:29:49 -0000 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Andre-Driussi" > >url: http://www.ultan.co.uk > > FWIW I read the essay and enjoyed it. It is mainly about things and issues > surrounding Colonizer/Colonized, a reading of 5HC that addresses > Colonialism. It starts off with a survey of what has been written over the > years on this aspect of 5HC. Using this to set the context, Wright then > goes further than any have dared before. Interesting. I note one thing. Wright casually uses the term "white" for coloniser, but what is notable about TFHOC is that the colonised "abos" such as Sandwalker are very white physically. ((If these are abos and not humans imitating abos.)) Wolfe is in fact quite notable for making the poor and oppressed in his books be specifically poor whites. I do not mean that there are not occasional cameos by those of other ethnicity, but that his books are relatively free from PC pantomimes of ethnic white guilt. It is usually whites who are the oppressed and persecuted. Has anyone given any seriouss thought to the treatment of race in Wolfe? hartshorn --