You just made me feel like a moron. I get what you're talking about now,
but not when I read it last December (and I believe I also read it in a
creative writing course).
On Sat, 4 Apr 1998, Meryem C. Ersoz wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Mar 1998 13:01:30 -0500 Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
> > Aren't most films of _Turn of the Screw_ inappropriate for a young
> > audience?
> Well, I seem to recall reading "A Rose for Emily" in eighth grade and did
> not find ambiguously references to necrophilia too disturbing at that
> age, so perhaps shaded references to incest are not necessarily
> inappropriate to this age group either. I did not fully comprehend the
> meaning of the story until I re-read it as an adult, but that does not
> mean that reading it as an oblivious kid was a wasted effort. I gave it a
> developmentally-appropriate reading at that time and didn't worry too much
> about what meanings were lost on me.
> I think the question of what is "appropriate" for naturally curious
> adolescents is pretty tricky.
> I was probably more damaged at that age by my secret, behind-closed-doors
> reading of Sidney Sheldon's THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT than I might have
> been slogging through James' thick prose.
> Come to think of it, now *there's* a book-to-film combo worthy of
> re-consideration! Yow!
> Meryem Ersoz
> University of Colorado-Denver
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