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Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: Casta Diva? ADA
ADA can indeed be discouraging in detail but the general
outlines are now reasonably clear thanks to a generation of scholarship.
I don't think this is the case. For example no one
has discussed the multiple murders that Marina and Ada have committed and what
role they play in this so-called love story. And I am convinced that this is
not a love story. Who is Ronald Oranger -- no one even seems to worry about
this. How many manuscripts are referred to in the novel? The number of codes in
this novel clearly exceed the one that is described in it. The chronology has
never been tracked down, and there is an obviously scrambling of events and
generations. What is the L disaster? Who are all those people in
the "family tree." And so on.
I guess I have to wait for the next
generation of scholarship. This generation leaves me very much less