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From: "Chris" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Re Moorcock
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 18:51:42 +0000

This reminds me (in a way only loosely connected with what you've said) of 
something that I find a little disturbing in Wolfe's novels- the frequency 
of rape committed by his protagonists or major characters. Which is NOT, I 
must stress, to say that I think it's some kind of wish fulfillment or 
fetish on his part, it's not presented that way at all... it's not 
gratuitous, and when it does appear it tends to be a major thematic element, 

I guess what I'm saying is that the frequency with which the "Rape and 
Forgiveness" theme comes up makes me a little morbidly uncomfortable.

Of course I have not read any of his short stories yet, and I imagine it's 
nowhere near as prevalent there.

>Much as, I suppose, it's psychologically revealing that Moorcock uses
>rape to redeem his female protagonists at least twice. No offense, man,
>but what's grease for the goose, you see.

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