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Old July 30 2012, 09:22 PM   #83
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Re: Your favourite Batman...

The symbolic interpretations of Batman whose "supreme force of will" awes people with superpowers are the ones I can't see. Other, less grandiose (as in megalomanical delusions) readings seem far more appropriate. My comments were aimed directly at Anders', not elsewhere.

But since it comes up, I don't think Moby Dick permits much reading other than a symbolic one. That may be why some people bitterly hate being forced to read it, or even boast of never having read it, like Spider Robinson if I remember correctly.
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