Friday, December 18, 2009

Note To Self

Read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with the intention of writing a blog post all about how it's representative of a pervasive fear that technology, and in particular biotechnology, is eating away at traditional values. Or maybe they just want brains, who knows?

Include something about how the subtitle from Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, is now routinely omitted and this means that nobody is even paying attention to the threat of technology with the notable exception of human biotech and crazy Germans worried about engineered tomatoes.

1 comment:

alan_howe said...

Years ago, in a response to P&P for a Literature class, I noted that Austen had obliterated the middle and lower classes from her novel. The workers of the surrounding world make exceptionally few appearances. Now that the full story is out with P&P&Z, I feel I owe Austen an apology. Had I known the missing were all zombies, I would have understood Austen leaving out nearly all mention of them.

 
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