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  •  OK I will (3+ / 0-)
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    OLinda, begone, teeb

    take your word for it. Thanks for the info.

    "Sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities." -Erica Jong

    by iliketodrum on Sun Jul 23, 2006 at 12:25:50 AM PDT

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    •  just above the parent of this comment string (3+ / 0-)
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      Al Rodgers, begone, teeb

      Al's diaries are like Frankenstein's creation, they grow and evolve in unpredictable ways

      btw, Dr Frankenstein was the monster refered to in that story, most people don't "GET" that little fact

      •  not (2+ / 0-)
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        begone, teeb

        Dr. Frankenstein created the man from various body parts.  The patchwork man was not named Frankenstein.  I do not recall if he had a name.

        Big Jack Kelly, the Smartest Guy in the World, the Arrogant Autodidact, the Sage Amongst His Books, the Seeker of Truth who Found It.

        by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Sun Jul 23, 2006 at 12:58:17 AM PDT

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        •  read the book (3+ / 0-)
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          vcmvo2, begone, teeb

          in the first few pages, Dr Frankenstein says he created a monster

          he's talking about himself, not the "man" he created

          people always call the creation "Frankenstein's Monster"

          Dr. Frankenstein WAS the monster

          that's the point I'm trying to make

          and not doing a very good job of, apparently ...

        •  bigjac's right, knowthings (4+ / 0-)

          and so are you.

          Poor Dr. Frankenstein's monster had no name. That's what (among
          SO many other items) makes Shelley's novel a super-cool one to
          teach. Of course there's a mirror-image thingie going on, too.

          God, I love teaching Frankenstein.

          It is never too late to be what you might have been...George Eliot

          by begone on Sun Jul 23, 2006 at 01:08:34 AM PDT

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          •  the perennial go-to book (3+ / 0-)
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            leolabeth, vigilant meerkat, teeb

            for any and all papers requiring a use of intro-level Derrida (or Lacan when you get that silly feeling).

            I hope this doesn't dampen your opinion of me, Professor (as I had a lovely time word-gaming with you last week), but I can't even count the number of papers on Frankenstein and Tropic of Cancer that I wrote on behalf of book-shy finance majors in exchange for money or blunts (college...heh).

            It was great practice and good fun. I'd have the client supply me a two paragraph writing sample and then I'd imitate their style. Often, this was shockingly difficult.

            But that was a few years ago. I am reformed now, and full of acadmeic integrity, fleeing back to the academy from whence I came to grab me a Master's at last.

            So cheers to you and both Shelleys too,

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