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Meta, Irony and The Princess Bride

I thought some readers might find this article interesting to read before our discussion this month of The Princess Bride.   Here's an excerpt, to whet your appetite: "Many writers have an imaginary reader, and I think Goldman’s imaginary reader for The Princess Bride was a cynic who normally reads John Updike, and a lot of what Goldman is doing in the way he wrote the book is trying to woo that reader. So, with that reader in mind, he wrote it with a very interesting frame. And when he came to make it into a movie, he wrote it with a different and also interesting frame."

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