Friday, March 22, 2002

the princess bride

One of the great things about THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Full title: The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure : The 'Good Parts' Version, Abridged by William Goldman) besides "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
and iocaine is the "best parts" device employed by William Goldman. Always referring to the larger work of a fictitious tale-spinner/historian by the name of S. Morgenstern, Goldman culls together the delightful bits with everyone's tongue firmly in cheek (excuse the grammatical excursion here) from what appears to have been a thinly-veiled pretentious historical gloat (with long descriptions a la Tom Wolfe). Still think Morgenstern exists? Read Goldman vs. Morgenstern. { entry}

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