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To judge a book by its cover?

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message 1: by Ilze (last edited Jan 08, 2009 10:22PM) (new)

Ilze ... um, what do you make of this one? Body Bereft by Antjie Krog
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message 2: by Lerize (new)

Lerize (atalanta) | 2 comments I think the cover and the title co-communicate very well. I don't know what the blurb says but I interpret it this way:
'Bereft' is an adjective, it describes your emotional state (an abstract idea). The title is applying this adjective to a common noun: body. What would a 'bereft' body look like? if a youthfull and young body could simbolize joy, a wrinkly and old body would be the opposite.

But again, I haven't read the blurb so I may be off the mark but that is what I could interpret from what was given. Hope that helps.

message 3: by Karen (new)

Karen | 1 comments yes, often! I'm a sucker for a beautiful cover. :)

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