[DWJ] offtopic dialect question

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Wed Mar 8 11:35:32 EST 2006

On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, shawyer at mail.utexas.edu wrote:
|To be honest, I *know* that Gwendolen's hair is not really in fussy ringlets
|because of the Janet issue, but I *imagine* it in fussy ringlets all the same .
|. . does that make sense? I guess the Gwendolen who exists in my mind's eye is
|different from the Gwendolen who exists on the page of DWJ's book: I think
|probably because she's such a character that she takes on a life of her own
|when I'm reading. So, not a case of character running away from author, but a
|case of character runing away from the reader! Do others experience this?

I have exactly the same reaction -- not just in general with
characters, but particularly with Gwendolyn, as well. :)

The main character is a misogynistic, hermaphroditic,
heavy-drinking, ultra-cynical aardvark. It's an acquired taste.
	-- A member of the DWJ list, on Cerebrus

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