[SFRA-L] Childhood's End
s_lehman2002 at yahoo.ca
Sun Aug 28 19:39:28 EDT 2011
Me too. It wouldn't happen to be in print, would it?
From: "EdwardFMcKeown at aol.com" <EdwardFMcKeown at aol.com>
To: thespike at satx.rr.com; SFRA-L at wiz.cath.vt.edu
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 7:23:46 PM
Subject: Re: [SFRA-L] Childhood's End
An emotional favorite for me is Dolphin Island.
In a message dated 8/28/2011 6:39:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, thespike at satx.rr.com writes:
On 8/28/2011 5:22 PM, Rabkin, Eric wrote:
>> I use CE because it is captivating, provocative, and typical of this
>> crucial writer when he was making his mark on the field. Also, it's
>> always fun to wonder if ACC did or didn't intend the ending to be
>> "happy," whether or not it is "happy," and what difference our sense of
>> authorial intention makes in our reading.
>What an odd descriptor to consider! The two terms usually associated
>with Clarke in this register are "dying fall" and "elegiac" which seem
>to me exactly right, akin to Simak's Dogs recalling, with bittersweet
>incomprehension, absent Man.
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