[lit-ideas] Re: Hereabouts
- From: david ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020 14:06:34 -0700
On Aug 9, 2020, at 1:11 PM, epostboxx@xxxxxxxx wrote:
On 9. Aug 2020, at 19:29, david ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I should quote the Micawber reference at this point, “Annual income twenty
pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six,
result misery.” I used to quote that at work, but no one has the ears for
that kind of thing in these dire times.
Micawber is one of my favourite Dickensian characters - and it's nice to
'hear' him on this list. Thank you, David.
The process by which some characters and lines and notions become lodged in
one’s brain and others drain away like water through a sieve is I’m sure a
curious one for most folk. Why am I stuck with that one when I can’t even
recall the name of the actress who played in “Manon of the Spring”? I’ll save
you looking that up--Emmanuelle Béart. Hearing my enthusiasm for the movie a
daughter once photoshopped me in beside her, walking a Parisian street. I was
amused. Perhaps one day I’ll get to play Mr. Micawber in some kind of
adaptation? Written by…well who would write such a thing?
P.S. I found the Wikipedia entry on this Dickensian character both
informative (I hadn't recalled his first name: Wilkins) and entertaining. A
variety(indeed!) of 'real-life' characters, ranging from W.C. Fields through
Keith Richards (along with one of his guitars) to Justice Souter of the
American Supreme Court make an appearance.
I enjoyed it too.
I do think you need to be bold, gamble, add a “Der” to your name. Chris, the
Bruce, sounds so much more…Scottish.
not hugging llamas in
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