My Fave Line...
Posted by Cassia on November 07, 1997 at 13:25:28:
In response to Leonora ( with two small spoilers), written by Kate on November 06, 1997 at 21:26:04
] ] Does anyone have any thoughts on Leonora or Dr Nest?
] I think I actually like Leonora. She's so larger than life, literally and figuratively, and she doesn't let her largeness diminish her sexuality - the metaphors that come to mind are of generosity, plenitude, lushness and fecundity...
] Sure she's opinionated, and dominating, and takes over Maud's personal space. But she's also a romantic, excited by the idea of Maud having a secret lover, and seems to forgive Maud her deception surprisingly easily, a deception that in academic terms amounts to a serious crime.
] When I first read the book, I think I reacted badly to her, because of the potential threat she posed to the Roland/Maud relationship. But now I just enjoy her presence and relish her over the top pronouncements. I always chuckle when she propositions Blackadder - its such a Leonora thing, and in many ways, a truly generous offer!
from Leonora is, 'I just wat to read it.' It so funny.
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