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Poem: "Bull-Dancers"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 24th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

*laugh* Good point.

No, wait ... on closer consideration, I think it went the other way around. I'm a fairly enthusiastic Dr. Seuss fan, both on the writing and the art; and I've seen a fair bit of Minoan art and extrapolations of the culture. There are more than casual parallels, and some of the matches are obscure things. Bits of architecture, styling of clothes, the particular flavor of nonviolence. I suddenly wonder if he was into that branch of history.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: August 25th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Now you have me curious. I did a little Google Fu, but, other than idle speculation similar to ours, there isn't anything really popping off the screen in regards to Dr Seuss and any study or interest of Minoan culture. 'Course, this is not to say it's still not a possibility.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 25th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

It wouldn't show easily from our perspective. An author's connections often don't, unless you know the person and where they grew up and what kind of classes they took. The impressions are there in the work, but the source is usually hidden.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: August 26th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Very true.
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