Re: [mythsoc] The Magic Pudding and Philip Pullman
- At 01:51 PM 11/24/2005 -0500, WendellWag@... wrote:
>The reason why I mention this book is something that Pullman says in theI wonder if Pullman thinks that Lewis was a wowser. In fact Lewis was
>introduction. He says that Lindsay "had a great cause, which was to
>his mortal enemy, the wowser" (where "wowser" is the Australian slang term
>for a "prim, narrow-minded, pompous, Puritanical, humorless, spoilsport"
nothing of the sort, and even made a religious case for the homely
pleasures that wowsers denigrate. The people that Lewis most caricatures
and denigrates tend to be secular wowsers.