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Friday, January 2, 2004

'A simple romance.'


The prose narrative of the Golden Ass fashions an allegorical totality out of a simple romance plot: boy loves magic, boy loses body, boy loves Isis, boy regains body.

From the book Mrs Philocrites is currently reading, Allegories of Writing by Bruce Clarke (see chapter two, "History of Metamorphic Allegory"). Fun stuff! — although she tells me the sentence that follows this gem is reason enough never to pursue a Ph.D.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 2 January 2004 at 8:52 PM

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January 6, 2004 08:16 PM | Permalink for this comment

Let me guess - does the sentence contain the words "eschatological," "gendered," or "postmodern". . .and is "clearly" the only word under three syllables that isn't an article or conjunction? :-)

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