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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Things That Open and Close


         It is surely this imperative to block the reader's access to the psychology of his characters that caused Thompson to become in his novels so preoccupied with things that open and close, lock and unlock - things like prisons, banks, safes, office buildings after dark, hotel rooms, people with secrets, oil wells, graves, briefcases, concentration camps, virgins, sexually promiscuous women, rooming houses, protection rackets, influence peddlers ............ pretty much anything to which access may be vouchsafed, denied or forced.

excerpt from
Geoffrey Ross
Jim Thompson's Recoil
2014
reblogged from ultraglis.com   

                                         http://www.ultraglis.com/essays/1.html

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