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(Slate)   "The most terrifying books for children are the ones where the book itself is being read to the children in the story." BOOKCEPTION   (slate.com) divider line 17
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2013-03-03 11:52:38 AM
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As someone who does research in American postmodern literature and has taught modern literature in the college classroom, I would just like to state unequivocally that this "essay" is unbelieveably stupid. Borges would have punched this guy in the 'nads. And as a parent, I like most others caught the intertexual references in Margaret Wise Brown's books the first time, and we point it out to our kids. And she does it in Our World, too. My kids LOVE seeing intertextual references that build a self-enclosed narrative world with different books as different entry points. Nothing terrifying at all. And like Borges, I too want to punch the author in the 'nads. This piece is a perfect example of exegesis as eisegesis----what he got out of the text is nothing but what he projected into the text.
2013-03-03 01:59:33 PM
5 votes:
What about movies in which the book is being read to the kid on screen?

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2013-03-03 11:23:10 AM
4 votes:
That was the height of literary masturbation.
2013-03-03 02:07:55 PM
2 votes:
I think the author of that article came to the horrifying realization that there are a great many people in the world who are smarter than the author.  The author decided to write something that would make the rest of us dumber just by reading it.

Author is an idiot.

To summarize:

What the fark did I just read?!
2013-03-03 02:06:43 PM
2 votes:
"Little Timmy and the Unpublished PhD Thesis"
2013-03-03 02:03:09 PM
2 votes:
smollin.com
2013-03-03 05:21:34 PM
1 votes:

I created this alt just for this thread: JrNeutron: Am I the only one who really watched that piece of trash movie? Inception isn't a dream in a dream. Inception is putting an idea in someone's mind and having them think it is an original thought of their own. So the whole (anything)ception trend is based off of misinterpreted information or just general laziness in an attempt at being creative or witty.

Apparently you're the only one who didn't notice that the name of the movie was Inception, and the meme is referring to the movie and the nested dreams within said movie and not specifically the definition of "inception" given within the movie.  Though I have to say I rather enjoy the irony of you misinterpreting the meme and complaining about how other people are the ones doing the misinterpreting.

"I don't properly understand something, but it's all of YOU who don't really understand it!"


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So by your logic this is "Matrixing" and not just dodging bullets because the movie is named the Matrix after the program world called the Matrix which Neo manipulated the physics of to bend his body like this in order to dodge the bullets fired at him. Thus giving us "Matrixing"?
2013-03-03 04:45:48 PM
1 votes:
As someone who does research in American postmodern literature and has taught modern literature in the college classroom, I'm getting a laugh out of these replies
2013-03-03 04:00:35 PM
1 votes:
Creepiest book ever
shaungroves.com
2013-03-03 03:37:58 PM
1 votes:

Uisce Beatha: What about movies in which the book is being read to the kid on screen?

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This. I watched The Princess Bride last night and thought how there's a genre of movies with kids being read a book:

Princess Bride
The Point
The Neverending Story
A few that don't come to mind right now
2013-03-03 03:30:15 PM
1 votes:

leakybucket: Totally missing 'The Neverending Story'.  If you never read the book, do so before you pass it on to your kids.

(possible slight spoiler ahead)

The Empress in the story causes a crisis to get the young boy from earth to save them all - by inducing a recursive loop in the narrative; getting the 'scribe' of the Neverending story to read it out loud to her from the beginning.  Very cool looking back at it now (especially as I'm a pro programmer), but it strangely freaked me out as a kid.


'Never ending story' was not in TFA?! Well, then the author really doesn't know what he/she is talking about.
2013-03-03 02:39:47 PM
1 votes:
"exegesis as eisegesis". Never thought I'd see that phrase on Fark.
Bravo!
2013-03-03 01:58:45 PM
1 votes:
That article is some kind of extremely complex joke that my unlearned mind simply cannot comprehend, right?

Right? Because, you know, the alternative is that the author is actually serious.
2013-03-03 01:58:20 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-03 01:53:08 PM
1 votes:
Yep, Somacandra pretty much sums it up.  My kid loves the many cross-references we've encountered in his books.  I think the idea that kids would be overly anxious about recursiveness or intertexuality speaks more to the parent's reaction than anything else.  We model behaviour afterall...
2013-03-03 01:48:12 PM
1 votes:

Somacandra: As someone who does research in American postmodern literature and has taught modern literature in the college classroom, I would just like to state unequivocally that this "essay" is unbelieveably stupid. Borges would have punched this guy in the 'nads. And as a parent, I like most others caught the intertexual references in Margaret Wise Brown's books the first time, and we point it out to our kids. And she does it in Our World, too. My kids LOVE seeing intertextual references that build a self-enclosed narrative world with different books as different entry points. Nothing terrifying at all. And like Borges, I too want to punch the author in the 'nads. This piece is a perfect example of exegesis as eisegesis----what he got out of the text is nothing but what he projected into the text.


I think we're done here....
2013-03-03 01:48:02 PM
1 votes:
 What the hell did I just read?
 
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