jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 2 16:28:58 EST 2003
Gee, both this and the Shakespeare are ones I should
have thought of, although I don't think I could
actually finish the Lindsay. All I can say is - they
don't write books like they used to! or can someone
come up with a recent example.
--- HSchinske at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/2/2003 5:51:33 AM Pacific
> Standard Time,
> owner-dwj-digest at suberic.net writes:
> > Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: Favourite segues
> > I'd like to nominate a candidate for worst; ER
> > Eddison's "The worm ouroborus" (an otherwise
> > book) where the fantasy world (mercury iirc) is
> > entered through a dream by a central character who
> > completely forgotten after about 50 pages. An
> > achievement surely unique in literature.
> Hardly! If I remember correctly, the viewpoint
> character in _A Voyage to
> Arcturus_ by David Lindsay actually
> DIES before the end of the book, and the author
> continues merrily describing
> along, having completely forgotten (it seemed to me)
> that he had been writing
> from that character's point of view. But it's ages
> since I read it and I
> won't claim that I really understood what was going
> on, anyway.
> Helen Schinske
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