March 13th, 2011

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Me

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Now don't get me wrong.  I'm not recommending this novel; i haven't even read it.  I may not ever read it.
It just occurred to me that if their were zombies, and if i had to deal with them on a daily basis, i would probably be a much different person, living a life much different from the one i live.

In the Caribbean and in the Southern United States (specifically Haiti and New Orleans) stories of zombies seem to walk the thin lines among "fantasy,"  "folklore," and "reality,."  spawning one book with the subtitle: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie.

The relationships among what we believe, what we conceive, and what we achieve are not fully explored.  Looking at life as a stage and the men and women in it as players, a great playwright like Shakespeare does alter my world.  Plays like "Hamlet and Iago" or "Kiss me, Richard 3" could be conceived by anybody; but could even Shakespeare make them work.?.Collapse )