Antedating of "Shaggy Dog Story"
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon Mar 3 19:55:50 UTC 2003
In a message dated 3/3/03 11:53:24 AM Eastern Standard Time,
fitzke at MICHCOM.NET writes:
> I remember reading what was supposed to be the "original" shaggy dog story
> many, many, years ago.
Back when the Walt Disney movie "The Shaggy Dog" was released (late 1950's),
my father told me a shorter version of the story you give when I asked for
the definition of a "shaggy dog story". I don't recall whether he said this
was the original of the genre or merely that it was the one which gave a name
to the genre.
- Jim Landau
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