Last year Karen and I committed a
criminal offense against literature. To wit, we reversed the gender
of all the characters in Pride and Prejudice and replaced everyone with
Good Literature Done Wrong II
Mr. Darcy – Why Buffy Summers of
course. Miss Elizabeth – Spikey. The dances became fight scenes. The characters
found themselves occasionally spouting the random Buffy quote. It was fun.
It was practically sacrilegious. Sacri-literature perhaps.
So, with religion in mind, let’s
talk this year’s literary profanation.
Last year, Karen and I (in addition
to our literature crimes) started reading the Commedia after seeing Hannibal.
We read Inferno and got half way through
Purgatory before other events took over.
This year, I wanted to get through
Purgatorio in time for Easter (which I did.) And at the same time, I had
been thinking about various parallels between Inferno Canto V and the Buffy/Spike
situation, Dante as a proponent of (get this) Caritas, Spike and the Art
of Courtly Love by Andreas Capellanus and a few other odds and ends. Then
I went to see a nifty and really messed up little play called The Dante
Project, but which I like to call Dante Fubar.
What can I say, I wasn’t feeling the love.
Anyway, I decided if they could put
their ax to grinding poor Dante’s classic, wonderful, illuminating, effulgent,
ecstatic, I’ve run out of money for adjectives, work, well why not me.
And so, with a slight drum roll,
lifeamgood presents this year’s Good Literature Done Wrong…
called Dante and Virgil’s wild and Wacky, yet Efficacious, adventures in
the Lands Buffalonious, Angelic, and Britannic, with some small appearances
by familiar characters: a Comedy in 3 parts (three parts each, sortof),
Also, to be known as Dante and Virgil’s
Or referred to as rather silly and
clearly an example that I have too much time on my hands. Which would be
untrue, I just worship at the alter of Lord
Miles Vorkosigan, patron sorta saint of the Hyper Active.