Wind in the Willows
rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Jul 13 14:00:02 EDT 2003
>Fine then: let's postulate that children's lit (and let's in the name of
>any goddling or goddity of your choice *not* get into the "what is
>children's lit anyway?" discussion!) can have Serious Ideas in it. I'd say
>if it doesn't it is probably not children's lit but children's pap, in
>fact. I'm just not convinced that the Class War wossit is the Serious Idea
>*in* WitW. It may be a Serious Idea that can be *read into* WitW, but that
>is a whole 'nother kettle of (ahem) fish.
Can you explain the difference, minnow? I would have thought, if one can
read an idea in a text, that it is there. How do you define "read into"?
Because at the moment, the definition appears to be 'any idea minnow didn't
think of when she read the text'.
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