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Re: [mythsoc] The Magic Pudding and Philip Pullman

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  • David Bratman
    ... I wonder if Pullman thinks that Lewis was a wowser. In fact Lewis was nothing of the sort, and even made a religious case for the homely pleasures that
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 25, 2005
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      At 01:51 PM 11/24/2005 -0500, WendellWag@... wrote:

      >The reason why I mention this book is something that Pullman says in the
      >introduction. He says that Lindsay "had a great cause, which was to
      >persecute
      >his mortal enemy, the wowser" (where "wowser" is the Australian slang term
      >for a "prim, narrow-minded, pompous, Puritanical, humorless, spoilsport"
      >person).

      I wonder if Pullman thinks that Lewis was a wowser. In fact Lewis was
      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.

      DB
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