Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

episodic and epic, Wellman meets Holmes.

Expand Messages
  • ssigrist
    Friends, It is an interesting question as to whether the episodic nature of the John the Balladeer stories, and novels, is a limitation and if so just what
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 24, 2002
    • 0 Attachment
      Friends,
      It is an interesting question as to
      whether the episodic nature of the
      John the Balladeer stories, and novels,
      is a limitation and if so just what sort
      of limitation...
      Perhaps the Sherlock Holmes canon would
      be an example of something which is more
      deeply acheived than the John material in
      many ways, more of it for one thing, but is
      comparable in two ways which are interesting
      maybe: episodic quality and the sense that
      the character transcends the rest of the
      author's production and the author himself
      in that sense in which, as someone said to
      me once, "poetry is the way of saying more
      than you know and still speaking with
      honesty."

      By the way although Silver John never of course
      met Sherlock Holmes, Wellman did in a pleasing
      book done with his son Wade, "Sherlock
      Holmes War of the Woirlds" in which Sherlock
      and Watson are instrumental in defeating the
      invasion from Mars in a reworking of the
      War of the Worlds.
      +Seraphim
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.