In a message dated 11/1/99 11:17:32 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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> The kinds of over-interpretation Franks refers to--looking for religious
> references, e.g.--are one specific kind of interpretation: the kind which
> seeks to translate the text via a specific code. (E.g., Dorothy's shoes
> red because red means danger or red means sexuality or red means
> communism....etc.) What needs to be argued in such cases is why this code
> is more valid than another.
Or, why this code is no less valid than another . . .
Shari L. Rosenblum
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