Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Letlander

A Windral has passed. There remains the issue of spelling, grammar, comprehensibility, and it's a long, very dull list. Luckily your writer of pulp whose stylings have included such wonderful phrases as At a fist sighting of sheep is pretty much immune to a vast swath of the craft he practices. Hark The Herald Angles Sing.

In The Letlander or book six, formally known as chapter seventeen, Edward Lear figures. There was a young lady from Hull, who was chased by a virulent Bull. It does rhyme if Hull is pronounced Hool. And one of the themes in book six is an attempt to understand why Edward Lear ever carved a niche in the English imagination. Mind you the Beatles managed it, so there might be no answer to the question.

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