Monthly Archives: July 2012

Margaret Mahy: In Memorium

Margaret Mahy died and I wanted to write about how great she was and is. But I couldn’t. I’ve done it before – here, look, here is a perfectly comprehensible article about her status as a New Zealander writing New … Continue reading

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The Custom of the Country

In one of my Most Favourite Books Ever, Tam Lin, author Pamela Dean describes an English course that the protagonist, Janet, is taking, thus: English class had by slow degrees attained the sixteenth century, marched with wary smiles through Volpone, … Continue reading

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Daniel Deronda: A Weird Review

So I was reading George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, Internets, as one does, and being simultaneously totally delighted with Eliot’s decision to make her romantic couple Jewish!!!! And her spiritual hero Jewish!!!! and the happy ending Zionist!!! and really frustrated with … Continue reading

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