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Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 15:57:15 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) Jack Vance or There are Doors?

On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, James Jordan wrote:
> At 08:00 PM 12/20/2002, the Slime wrote:

>> Oh Ratty, picaresque tales are very much with us today! Without even
>> using my waning brain power, I'm thinking -Tom Jones-(and then the
>> movie) [....]

>          I won't argue that picaresque tales are not still around. I'm
> happy to be corrected.
>          However: "The word picaresque derives from the Spanish picaro,
> which means rascal or crafty good-for-nothing" (Michael Alpert,
> introduction [p.7] to *Two Spanish Picaresque Novels*, pub. by Penguin.)
> *Tom Jones* is a decent example, from the same historical period (roughly).

I really like 'Barry Lindon'. My favorite Kubrick picture also.

>          But that's just a detail.

You guys are *really* cute when you get to sniping at each other.



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