The Gospel in Dickens
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January 11, 2011


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I don't remember if we've discussed the Dombey & Son miniseries, but I'd be interesting in hearing what viewers think of it (I haven't seen it yet).

Only briefly:

Would love to hear your thoughts on it when you've seen it. I thought it was really good.

This is so random, but I suppose this is as good a place as any to mention it. Has anyone ever read the short story "The Man Who Liked Dickens" by Evelyn Waugh? It's a bit dark, but thoroughly entertaining and Waugh must have known is Dickens pretty well (especially "Bleak House"). Just thought I would throw that out there --- I just read it the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it.

So maybe this is my subconscious saying we can discuss how Dickens influenced literature? And maybe perhaps who influenced Dickens?

That's an excellent idea, Holly. Will definitely keep it in mind. (For one thing, I know there's a new book about G. K. Chesterton that includes some stuff about his critiques of Dickens!)

As for Waugh, I did mention his movie "A Handful of Dust," based on the novel that grew out of the story you mention.

I think the man had some sort of a weird Dickens complex, don't you? :-)

Indeed I do, Gina. But I'm pretty sure I do, too. ;)

Yes, but you have it in a GOOD way! Waugh . . . I'm not so sure.

Recently finished watching the mini-series of Little Dorrit and enjoyed it very much until the last episode, where so many events occurred that it got confusing, IMHO.

Have to read it now.

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