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Re: OT: art and language and THE DAVINCI CODE

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 18:16
BP Jonsson scripsit:

> Well, Swedes generally have no problem with the romantic view of > Gustavus Wasa as an honest and heroic "man of the people"
Distortions of character are one thing: all popular history is full of that. But a movie that portrayed him traveling around in Viking longboats and going into battle with axes and horned helmets? Or sleeping with Queen Elizabeth of England? Feh.
> he was in fact a high-ranking nobleman with a knack for manipula- > tion and dictatorial traits that would put him on a par with a > Stalin or a Saddam.
Come, come. He committed no massacres. -- Winter: MIT, John Cowan Keio, INRIA, Issue lots of Drafts. So much more to understand! Might simplicity return? (A "tanka", or extended haiku)