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Postmodern Pooh by Frederick C. Crews
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Mar 22, 2012

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Read from March 19 to 22, 2012

I gave this three stars because I couldn't give it five. I wanted to give it five because it's HILARIOUS!
It's basically a satirical recounting of a fictional postmodern literary critique conference on the subject of Winnie the Pooh. Each "scholar" takes Pooh for his/her own personal spin in order to denounce the decline of the gentleman, or expose Piglet's hidden abuse, or lament the cause of woman. The book takes all the theories of the postmodern literary field and airs them for the world to see them for they really are: Absurdities.
However, I can't give it five stars because I don't want any of my conservative friends to unwittingly pick it up and be shocked at me. If you haven't caught on by cultural osmosis, a lot (and I mean A LOT!) of postmodern literary theory is obsessed with sex. Frederick Crews in his satire makes frequent use of this, and there are things in the book that are a pretty sketchy. So, it's funny, but consider yourself warned.
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C. Hollis Crossman I cannot wait to read this book. I will be pretty much useless until I get this book in my hands.

Heather Carrillo Supposedly this is actually the "second" book. There is one that is supposed to be even better called The Pooh Perplex, which I really want to read. I got mine from the library or otherwise I would definitely give it to you.

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