Ideas for Group Discussions
Geherin, David. The American Private Eye: The Image in Fiction. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1985. Geherin examines some of the more prominent fictional private eyes, discussing development and common attributes. Features a chapter on the “compassionate” private eyes, among whom Easy Rawlins would certainly be numbered.
Hitchens, Christopher. “The Tribes of Walter Mosley.” Vanity Fair 56 (February, 1993): 46-50. Using the favorable comments of newly elected president Bill Clinton as a springboard, this interview features Mosley’s assessment of his mixed (black and Jewish) cultural roots.
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