Re: Re: [mythsoc] Le Guin on Wangerin
- At 12:56 PM 5/21/2004 -0400, alexeik@... wrote:
>I can easily put myself in the position of someone who,But it isn't, not really. It's about the rooster and the serpent. The dun
>disappointed that a book with such an evocative title is
>not in fact a story about a Dun Cow, becomes inspired to
>create a book that *is*.
cow sort of lurks somewhere. Le Guin writes: "There is an allegorical dun
cow, but you can write a book with a whale in it without calling it _Moby
Of course, John Rateliff in his "Classics of Fantasy" essay was moved to
explain that "the title _Watership Down_ refers not to some aquatic
disaster but to the place where the story takes place." But it's not as if
it were previously a well-known place name, or the title of another book.
- David Bratman