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From: Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Saturday, March 10, 2001 5:07 PM
Subject: OFF TOPIC - Literary parlor game


>>>From http://slate.msn.com/culturebox/entries/01-03-06_101969.asp
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>In his novel Changing Places, David Lodge describes a literary parlor game
>called "Humiliations" in which participants confess, one by one, titles of
>books they've never read. The genius of the game is that each player gains
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>point for each fellow player who's read the book-in other words, the more
>accomplished the reader, the lower his or her score. Lodge's winner is an
>American professor who, in a rousing display of one-downmanship, finally
>announces that he's never read Hamlet.
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>The page has some critics playing by confessing what they haven't read.
>There is also something about how to play a game of one-upmanship while
>"humiliating" yourself.
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>Regards,
>   Rick (Moby Dick) Parker
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