Posted by Gayle on September 13, 1999 at 11:39:44:
In Reply to: Re: A Voice From Out Of The Past posted by Jo on September 12, 1999 at 20:00:37:
: : Gayle wrote:
: : : Actually (she said with a grin), it was James Fenimore Cooper in "The Oak Openings". I thought it was an interesting quote in light of the difference between Cooper's and Mann's actual treatment of the character of Cora Munro.
: : It sounds pretty close to Mann's portrayal of Cora, to me, Gayle. Am I to assume (*blush* haven't read it YET) that Cooper's Cora was NOT so adaptable? I know changes were made in the character of the two Englishwomen from book to film, but I always get it mixed up...did Cora go over the cliff in the book or Alice? I know it was Uncas/Cora in the book, and Hawkeye/NOBODY...but after that, I'm confused. Can you explain a bit more?
: : MMMMarcia
: OHHHH< MMMMMarcia,
: This would have been the perfect PERFECT book to read whilst one has a cold and needed bed rest as....it would surely have put one to (get their much needed) sleep.....
: ok...I'll leave before Gayle throws the book at me!!!!
: (Hey, Gayle, did that thesis writer ever get ahold of you???) (the one at the breakfast the Monday after the Gathering??)
No, I haven't heard from her, but then she said she had a year to do the research paper, so if she's like most people, I'll hear from her somewhere around next May.
Did come across an interesting link, though on her subject, through the JFC Society site. It is a stab at analyzing Cooper's use of geography in his stories, but unfortunately, the author did not have the interest or energy to follow through. She copped out by supposing that, although Cooper's use of scenery was nice and pretty, his terrain was probably imaginary. WRONG! He wrote as if he either had an atlas at his side or he had actually walked the paths himself. Actually, both cases were true. Anyway, if our thesis writer ever crops up, I hope she will do a more creditable and honest job of her research. I really do hope to hear from her in time.
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