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"Sandman Papers" Link


In case you haven't seen it - Hebdomeros has a nice review of "The Sandman Papers" here.

I agree with it, mostly -- but I also wish the book hadn't focused so heavily on Shakespear. I'm not a fan of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", even in the Sandman I never quite got why everyone went nuts about it. Not that it's a bad story, but others impressed me far more, and I think that four out of twelve essays is a bit much.

I'd have liked more visual stuff, too. I mean, the essay about Daniel!Dream's clothing style was a step in the right direction. But Heb's right; it's a very... academic, text-based collection.

On the other hand, we get stuff like a look at feminine power in The Kindly Ones or queer language in Foxglove's and Hazel's relationship. You can't say they didn't try to include a broad range of subjects.

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January 19 2007, 22:19:31 UTC 10 years ago

That Murphy guy's article, the first one in the collection, was really interesting, though. Where he tried to trace a kind of social history of "The Sandman"