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November 12th, 2006
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Essays on Pooh, Great Bakshi LOTR icons
anneheart pointed out a funny book called "The Pooh Perplex"; a snippet from a book review is given below:

The Pooh Perplex: A Student Casebook

Frederick Crews

Robin Clark 1979

Anyone who enjoys literary criticism but has their doubts about some of it will find The Pooh Perplex hilariously funny. It is a collection of parodies of different schools of criticism, cast in the form of a student casebook on Winnie the Pooh. The volume as a whole, with bibliographic notes at the beginning and study questions at the end of each essay, is a parody of student study guides in general. Frederick Crews knows his stuff, and is equally at home lampooning Freudian, Marxist, or Leavisite theory (to mention just a few). I don't understand why it took so long for me to discover Crew's delicious volume; just go out and buy a copy now; you won't regret it!
The essays:

Paradoxical Persona: The Hierarchy of Heroism in Winnie-the-Pooh (Harvey C. Windrow)

A Bourgeois Writer's Proletarian Fables (Martin Tempralis)

The Theory and Practice of Bardic Verse: Notations on the Hums of Pooh (P.R. Honeycomb)

Poisoned Paradise: The Underside of Pooh (Myron Masterson)

O Felix Culpa! The Sacramental Meaning of Winnie-the-Pooh (C.J.L. Culpepper, D.Litt,, Oxon)

Winnie and the Cultural Stream (Murphy A. Sweat)

A la recherche du Pooh perdu (Woodbine Meadowlark)

A Complete Analsis of Winnie-the-Pooh (Duns C. Penwiper)

Another Book to Cross Off Your List (Simon Lacerous)

The Style of Pooh: Sources, Analogues, and Influences (Benjamin Thumb)

A.A. Milne's Honey-Balloon-Pit-Gun-Tail-Bathtubcomplex (Karl Anschauung, M.D.)

Prolegomena to Any Future Study of Winnie-the-Pooh (Smedley Force)

Of course The Pooh Perplex is now out of date — someone needs to produce a second edition that covers structuralist, post-structuralist and deconstructionist approaches.

And magickalmolly pointed out some great icons based on the Bakshi LOTR here and here (warning for bad language; oh, and swallow whatever you're drinking and put it down first!):

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Date:November 12th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
LOL Those icons are priceless! I can't even decide which ones I'd like to snag, because so many are so good! (The warning about beverages was a very good suggestion. ;) )
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Date:November 12th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
*L*! Thanks!
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