[Ads-l] P.S. on "Fargone" vs. "Fargoed"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 17 14:25:52 EST 2017


> On Jan 17, 2017, at 1:41 PM, Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM> wrote:
> 
> Slightly off-topic, and not making it as verbiage, but Robert Browning did it
> earlier in _The Ring and the Book_.  There's also Laurence Durrell's _Alexandria
> Quartet_.
> 
> R.

Lawrence, not Laurence (much as I’d like to assimilate him).  And as for doing it more recently, cf. Lauren Groff’s _Fates and Furies_, although it’s more a question of different perspectives and filling in different underspecified details than of (as I recall from Rashomon) different facts.  

—La*u*rence Horn
> 
>> 
>>    On 17 January 2017 at 18:02 "MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM
>> AMRDEC (US)" <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>    Google also reveals examples of "Rashomoning".
>> 
>>> 
>>> Below is an instance of "Rashamoned" (from the movie "Rashomon" which
>>> depicts contradictory versions of reality), but it seems to be a
>>> rare example.
>>> 
>>> http://www.metafilter.com/146620/Can-time-heal-these-wounds
>>> 
>>> [Begin excerpt]
>>> I don't think there's actually an answer there. I mean, think about the
>>> difficulties we have with eyewitness testimony in general, then
>>> combine that with how much of an, for lack of a better word, "origin
>>> myth" this is to both of them. Both of them could have Rashamoned
>>> this so long ago that there's no way to ever really discover the
>>> objective truth especially past the emotional content.
>>> [End excerpt]
>>> 
>>> Garson
>>> 
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