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Friday, October 19, 2012

True Wit

And part of my holiday reading this week was True Grit by Charles Portis. The novel seems to be overlooked these days since the film version with John Wayne: I enjoyed it a lot.

Though it did remind me of this wonderful parody from Mad magazine back in 1969:



Try as I might, the recollection of that meant that I was unable to read True Grit with noticing that Mattie does indeed wholly eschew contractions in her narrative.

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