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Patti L.

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Legacy, or becoming a classic
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:59:06 am »
Hi, Patty & Mr. Mike.

Scenario:  40 years from now.  A professor of modern literature approaches you to address his or her class, or even to ... I don't know what the term would be.  She wants to have the students read some specific work of yours, say "Hob's Bargain" and write a paper on what they think the themes are, and what points you were trying to make.  Then she wants to have you read them and come to talk with the class about what you did have in mind, versus what they're reading into it, and what she, the teacher, thought you meant.

How do you want your work to be thought of in the future?  What do you hope readers will take away from it, not just now, but by the children of those reading it now?
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