OT: What is literary truth?

Philip.Belben at eme.co.uk Philip.Belben at eme.co.uk
Tue Jun 10 12:34:31 EDT 2003





Apologies for replying to my own post, but:

> I must also apologise for not making clearer what I meant: not that the
factual
> interpretation was prevalent in the ME, merely that it started then.  Although
I
> admit I hadn't realised until I read Robyn's posts how much at that date it
was
> contrary to general thinking.
>
> I generally associate the factual interpretation with the so-called "Age of
> Reason", but I feared that someone might pop up and say No, no, it is much
older
> than that.  I therefore cited the ME as the earliest reference of which I was
> aware.  Obviously my cunning stratagem backfired!  I shall try and explain my
> ideas more clearly in future.

For some reason I had got it into my head that ME were the initials of Middle
Ages.  Don't ask me how!  Anyway, I meant Middle Ages on both occasions.

Philip.







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