the little brown bear read out of his new book. (anotheryourself) wrote in r_a_r_,
the little brown bear read out of his new book.
anotheryourself
r_a_r_

um... yes. so. i'm sorry that i'm a flake and haven't posted yet.

i'm about halfway through, and first off, i was thinking about race and people talking about race in books. like... when is the race of a person left out? if a person is white, when will they mention when other people are white? when a person is black, when will they mention when other people are black? what causes people to talk about the race of their characters? can one assume anything about the race of the writer by what they choose to say about the race of the characters?

i was also thinking, after the narrator changed for the second part, about how nonwhiteness/mystery/femininity/nature were all sort of linked in people's minds for a long time, and how it's interesting that antoinette/jamaica has them all, as opposed to white city boy rochester.

also mr. mason's accusing of antoinette imagining enmity is interesting...
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