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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Problem of Susan


Poking around the web today, I found an essay by author R. J. Anderson (the author of Faery Rebels; maybe you've read about that somewhere recently?) regarding Susan from the Chronicles of Narnia books. A lot of people have complained about how she seems banished from Narnia at the end of the series and several people have tried to correct that. I remember being profoundly disturbed by Neil Gaiman's attempt at correcting the problem.

But I think Anderson hits the nail on the head as to what the issue really is and who is ultimately responsible for Susan's exclusion. Why not take a gander for yourself?

1 comment:

sally apokedak said...

I liked Anderson's essay, too.

My favorite essay so far on the topic, though, is Lipstick on My Scholar.

http://www.andrewrilstone.com/2005/11/lipstick-on-my-scholar.html

He's good.