Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I appreciate the woman's perspective, for one. For instance, the realism of Kristin's discovery of her condition in the beer house, how her reaction to the smell tipped her off.
My only "problem" with KL is that Erland gets a pass on his infidelity when he goes up to Lapland because "men will be men." I'm not sure if that is Undset's own indulgence or if she is simply conveying the culture presumptions prevalent at the time--which, in fact, may be one of the reasons why Kristen and Erland got into the trouble in the first place. I'd have to read them again. It has been many years.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Remember when that was the Big Question in the 1980s? Did you know that the Facebook group “Students For Keeping the Masculine Pronoun When Referring To God” has 314 members—at Notre Dame!?
Monday, April 16, 2007
My son sent me this (thoroughly tongue-in-cheek) notice:
NOTRE DAME--New research shows that excessive reading of the popular Harry Potter series may lead to violence of an unexpected kind. A study conducted by a high-level psychologist at Notre Dame showed that people tended to use the books as weapons in disputes about their contents. Here is a transcript of one such dispute: A: A certain character is evil. B: No; he's good. A: Actually, he's evil. B: Good. A: Evil. B: [hits A. with Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince]