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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Seven American Nights
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 19:59:56 +0100

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From: "Christopher Culver" 
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 3:14 AM
Subject: (urth) Seven American Nights

> I recently read "Seven American Nights" and think it is one of Wolfe's
> finest - and most chilling - works. I've long been unhappy that Wolfe
> has shown little interest in minority characters (and his black orderly
> in THERE ARE DOORS, quite the stereotype, makes me cringe),

Odd.    Wolfe is quite honest about the importance of race in human
behaviour.  I mentioned that passage to an e-friend who had been in a mental
insitution staffed by blacks, and he told me this was entirely typical
behaviour for the black orderlies.    The violence was in fact far worse
than this, and it was specifically, aggressively,  racial in nature

For another literary treatment of this type of racial bullying read ONE FLEW



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