Monthly Archives: July 2007

Harry Potter, Frenzy-Free Friday at book store

This post includes a Harry Potter book 7 spoiler, carefully buried so as to not post on a search engine, but decipherable. I’m not a book reviewer with an ethical responsibility, so stop reading if you prefer not to know. … Continue reading

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British and American Harry Potters

From the Washington Post transcript of a chat with the film critic Desson Thomson, one person writes on textual changes: Annapolis, Md.: I’m excited that the dialogue has not been Americanized. I’m looking forward to hearing “Brilliant” and other briticisms. … Continue reading

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Penguin Uncle Tom’s Cabin Review: An Experiment

The rate of transcription error in Ann Douglas’s Penguin edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is very high. I explained the magnitude of the problem in my American Literature Association conference presentation. The Digital Americanist session organizers expressed an interest in … Continue reading

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