Patty patty at CRUZIO.COM
Sat Sep 3 00:05:30 UTC 2011

So - I had not been following the other thread, but happened to read this -
and I too read Mandingo - about that long ago as well, also, hastily - and
trying to forget it since - quite successfully now that I reflect ;} -- and
now remembering some general things about it again..the cover  --  arrgh


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 4:24 PM
Subject: [ADS-L] "interpolate"

> Wilson's mention of _Mandingo_ on another thread sent me to GB to refresh
> my
> memory of a book I read hastily about forty years ago.  Unfortunately, my
> memory was refreshed. (Kyle Onstott's theme, to the extent that he had
> one,
> was that antebellum slavery was ultimately more revolting all-round than
> '50s fiction could otherwise imagine.)
> The bright side, however, was the discovery of a brand-new meaning for
> "interpolate":
> 2003 Michael Corris & Robert Hobbs, in Gill Perry, ed. _Difference and
> Excess in Contemporary Art: The Visibility of Women's Practice_ (Malden,
> Mass.: Blackwell, 2004) 118: The copy for the back cover...interpolates a
> readership wishing to view the world in stark contrasts and bold
> headlines:
> Expect the savage. The sensual. The shocking. The sad. The powerful. The
> shameful. ...You may rave about MANDINGO or you may hate it, but you won't
> be able to lay it down, because it is a terrible and wonderful novel!
> Just what that meaning may be, I leave to others.
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
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