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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
are
>  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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