16507Pullman and Poe
- Apr 4, 2006Recently came across a nice little selection of Poe's poem from
Scholastic with an introduction by Philip Pullman; a very pleasant
discovery to find that, when he's writing about an author he likes
and admires, Pullman is a very insightful critic. Recommended. Also
just read Pullman's adaptation of Aladdin, the most interesting
feature of which is the appearance of people of color throughout the
illustrations (by Sophy Wms, an artist I don't know), rather than the
all-white lot most children's illustrators use for Arabian Nights tales.
Also, for those interested/fascinated/appalled by attempts by the
less-talented to finish works by dead authors, there's a new
collection either just out or just about to come out (not seen)
called POE'S LIGHTHOUSE, ed. Christopher Conlon, where twenty-three
authors "collaborate" with the late Edgar Poe, providing expansions,
conclusions, or frames for the story Poe was working on when he died.
Rbt Bloch tried this years ago and the result was a flop of
Derlethian proportions; be interesting to see what this lot make of it.
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