Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Point taken, but . . . heffalumps?

Annie Proulx is taking the Oscar loss for Brokeback pretty hard.

I think the outrage may have done something to her prose style, which I am hoping is not permanent.

It was a safe pick of `controversial film' for the heffalumps, she says, and maybe I'm looking for too much precision in this allusion, but -- huh?


Blogger TadMack said...

Er, heffalumps? Well, they are completely imaginary, and, according to Pooh, known to steal honey... but not so much with the Oscar stealing.

Wed Mar 15, 07:49:00 PM EST  
Blogger Seren said...

Exactly! Sometimes I dismiss the characterizations the AP makes when reporting other written material -- but calling this one "scattershot" is a precise use of the adjective.

Thu Mar 16, 12:59:00 PM EST  

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