--On Friday, January 25, 2002 8:02 PM -0500 Nancy Gish 
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> I am about to read
> the new  bio of Vivienne, and despite the immediate dismissal by many (in
> some  cases prior to reading it)


  Could this fall under the notion that "It is not necessary to address a 
specific 'reading' in order to disagree with a way of reading or a method 
of criticism"?

  BTW, it appears that all of the reviewers who dismissed the book did so, 
specifically, after reading it.

  Ken Armstrong