[DWJ]Enid Blyton? (was Writing for the young)

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Thu May 17 01:29:00 EDT 2007


On 16/05/07, Elizabeth Bentley <elizabeth at wardrobe-on-the-web.com> wrote:
>
> On 16/5/07 18:58, "Jenny Schwartzberg" <schwartzbergj at newberry.org> wrote:
>
> > I may go look in my university library for old Blytons and see what I
> > think of her appeal now.  But I don't think prolificacy is to be
> > despised as long as the stories are fun to read....
> >
> I think the problem with Blyton for adults is that characterization is
> very
> flat.



With the sole exception of The Naughtiest Girl, The Naughtiest Girl Again,
and The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor which I still treasure.

Farah


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