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my sister, my love: a novel by joyce carol oates

2009-09-21 - 10:19 a.m.

Mummy was a fervent believer in the American credo If at first you don't succeed, try try again!--an uplifting imperative that originally appeared, in German, above the entrance to Auschwitz: unless it was engraved, in Dante's Italian, above the entrance to Hell.

Can't imagine needing any more incentive to read a book than that so I'll toddle off...tee hee. Who does Gothic better than this? If you have read the story, and you've reached this line, "You think? He was going to stuff her?"* Yah. Evil me. Per the footnote, before I even read the footnote -- *If any among my readers think this funny, it is not. -- yeah, I laughed out loud. Bad, evil Peachfront. What? You thought I was reading a book inspired by the Jon Benet Ramsey killing, with the front quote attributed to Pym of, "The death of a beautiful girl-child of no more than ten years of age is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world" because I'm a literature student or something. Um, don't think so. This one is definitely leaning hard on the irony and the sick enjoyment we get from silly season news.

OK, just for shits and grins, I did der google. I knew that "Pym" is Edgar Allen Poe and, having attended a girl's high school, I know that the father of the American short story/mystery/etc. was a pedophile. So I thought the quote verbatim. Apparently, though, the passage of time had dulled my high school education, and what he actually said was, "beautiful woman" not "beautiful girl-child of not than ten years" but oh well! If you didn't want to be thought a perv, maybe don't marry a 13 year old. In any case, an entertaining tale although I wouldn't expect any surviving Ramseys to much enjoy it. Like the man said, if you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me.

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