[Ads-l] Possible prank entry in Wikipedia for the book "A Glass Eye at a Keyhole"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 16 00:03:31 UTC 2015


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> On Mar 15, 2015, at 3:47 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> While researching a quotation recently I came across an entry on
> Wikipedia for the book "A Glass Eye at a Keyhole" by Mary Pettibone
> Poole. The entry seems to be filled with chimerical misinformation.
> The account of the originator of the Wikipedia entry has been "blocked
> indefinitely" because he or she "abusively used multiple accounts."
> 
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_A-5FGlass-5FEye-5Fat-5Fa-5FKeyhole&d=AwIBAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=640dMLnaoV8FH4SUaoqrEVU70AwDhbI4OvzLwy75860&s=SvZyEtemKWqaIScAaKtzyZ6tPZNqjz2hidrdGIK64C8&e= 
> 
> [Begin excerpt of Wikipedia on March 15, 2015]
> A Glass Eye at a Keyhole is an aphorism and apothegms-based book
> written by Mary Pettibone Poole in 1938.[1] It is a book of epigrams,
> many of which were devised by Mary during her experimentation with
> hallucinogenic substances. Some of the contexts were inspired by her
> personal life experiences, sexual encounters and struggle with Crohn's
> disease. The book was banned in the USSR during the 1940s as it was
> considered to promote religious and sexual freedoms, incompatible with
> socialism.
> [End excerpt of Wikipedia on March 15, 2015]
> 
> Garson
> 
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