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Mark Twain on Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
November 6th, 2005
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Mark Twain on Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses
reneighssance shared with me Mark Twain's hilarious opinions of James Fenimore Cooper's writings.

I think it says about all I need to know about Cooper's works. Poor reneighssance has to wade through The Last of the Mohicans, though. Then again, I have to write an "evaluation" of some company's product for some other company, as part of a "due dilligence" process. Blah. Who's less fortunate, then?

update: Consider:
...the forest at length appeared to swallow up the living mass which had slowly entered its bosom.
--James Fenimore Cooper, _The Last of the Mohicans_ (said of soldiers)

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From:lilacsinmarch
Date:November 6th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
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Actually I think that you are both pretty fortunate :).
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From:ukelele
Date:November 6th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
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I have a mouth in my bosom? That's awesome. Does it have teeth? Big pointy ones?
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From:dorable
Date:November 6th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
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Boobie dentata! As male paranoid fantasies go, it's certainly an original one.
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From:ijon
Date:November 6th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
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Hey, stick to the Latin! That way you get a free additional creepy semi-Freudian overtone:

Mamma dentata.
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From:ijon
Date:November 6th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
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I've just strung four adjectives before one poor noun. Bad Ijon!
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From:dorable
Date:November 6th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
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I like my version better. Coughnerdcough.

How about "ta-ta dentata"?
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From:gaal
Date:November 6th, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm still trying to figure out how you turned into a forest.
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From:roza
Date:November 7th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Do you agree with his opinion about German language as well?
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