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Coring the Bard to the Maxim
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1759  Monday, 27 September 2004

From:           Dan Smith <
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Date:           Monday, 20 Sep 2004 10:24:07 +0100
Subject: 15.1745 Coring the Bard to the Maxim
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1745 Coring the Bard to the Maxim

It amused me to contemplate the full Iago quote (I.3.673) used in the
article on a disgruntled former employee of Maxim

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/14/books/14lads.html?ex=1096184509&ei=1&en=4a2c088b6b799835
:

"I have looked upon the world for four
times seven years; and since I could distinguish
betwixt a benefit and an injury, I never found man
that knew how to love himself. Ere I would say, I
would drown myself for the love of a guinea-hen, I
would change my humanity with a baboon."

It perhaps suggests that Maxim (published by Iagos) is based on
appealing to Roderigos and is founded on self-loathing and a denial of
female power amongst the losers in love. It also suggests that if you
read it (or work there) for too long you might indeed change into a
baboon...

Dan Smith

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