Re: The Official Welcome Thread
The best way to get that is to go here
to the genesis itself, and see it as it developed. Any attempt to explain it otherwise is going to fall short of the actuality.
As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.