[DWJ] Byron (was long ago thread called Book recommendations)
klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Thu Mar 29 19:01:21 EDT 2007
Oh, I forgot my ObDWJ incest mentions - once, I was thinking about how to
explain the ending of _Archer's Goon_ to someone who hadn't read the book,
and I realized that I was thinking of saying, "and then Howard starts to
worry that his brother might come back and be interested in dating his
I'm torn between wanting to avoid talking about _Dogsbody_ and incest
because it's just too disturbing and being curious. Do dogs really _do_
that? When I think of the fact that this was the first DWJ book I ever
read, when I was eight. . . it's astonishing.
Polly Whittacker: "Happiness isn't a _thing_. You can't go out and get it
like a cup of tea. It's the way you feel about things."
---Diana Wynne Jones, _Fire and Hemlock_
On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Kyra Jucovy wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Minnow wrote:
> > (Does anyone else notice that adoring slave-girls are a Theme in Byron's
> > Wromantic works almost as much as the sulky hero with good looks and a
> > secret sorrow or a guilty secret is?)
> > Minnow
> The thing is, adoring slave-girls are just so much less exciting than your
> sister. Also, having sex with your sister solves many more of the
> philosophical problems of solipsism than having sex with your slave-girl.
> My Romantic poetry course was _so_ educational! The day that was devoted
> to _Manfred_ and _Cain_ was my favorite day ever; we just spent the entire
> period talking about incest and Satan. It was almost like discussing Yuki
> Kaori's _Angel Sanctuary_, only it was actually in a literary course ;-).
> Polly Whittacker: "Happiness isn't a _thing_. You can't go out and get it
> like a cup of tea. It's the way you feel about things."
> ---Diana Wynne Jones, _Fire and Hemlock_
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