4054Re: Off Topic, or Just a Bit Off?
- Jul 23, 2007[snippy snippy]
--- In Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org, "Robert Powell"
> > One final note on the death of the patriarchy theme: This is NOT
> > question of patriarchy versus matriarchy, nor any form offeminist
> > rant.Might not you more appropriately say "I,goat"? pppbbbbttttthhhh!!!
> Listen everybody that swooshing noise you hear is the sound of Alix
> back-peddling really really really fast. *grin*
> I kid, I kid. I kid because I love :-)
Just recalled one bit I left out of that long ago post on the
background of Felice's name (the Landry family of Loudun, that French
town of Inquisition fame, and later of Acadie, i.e., Nova
The Landry family, which boasted some of the earliest known Catholic
bishops in France, included at least one minor Landry nobleman among
the Richlieu lieutenants who railroaded Urbain Grandier right into
one of France's most notorious barbecues (there were also a
systematic persecution of the Huguenots and, apparently, a sizeable
land grab going on). His given name? Victor.
Oh, and add to the May-Rushdie-King up the patriarchy list Thomas
Pynchon's 'Against the Day'. As much to wade through as the Rushdie,
or perhaps Aldous Huxley at his most prolix, but also terribly funny
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