In a message dated 9/28/0 10:15:06 PM, David Lenander wrote:
<<_At the Back of the North Wind_ seems too sentimental and
soppy today, though perhaps I could give it a fairer reading as an adult.>>
On the other hand, the book's way of dealing with Death (ie, North Wind) is
remarkably unsentimental and, I think, unique in children's literature. This
positive portrayal of Death has a forceful and convincing energy to it.
<< Poe is a far better
writer than Lovecraft, in my humble opinion. I think I like his novel about
ship that heads for the antarctic best, can't think of the title at the
_Arthur Gordon Pym_?