Rip Van Winkle. A New Critical Approach and in Context. Starting Questions. Do you like the story? Its Language? Humor? Anything else? How do you compare this with the other popular texts on time/space travels? -- e.g. Somewhere in Time ; -- Lost Horizon (1937, 1973)
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A New Critical Approach and in Context
-- e.g. Somewhere in Time;
-- Lost Horizon (1937, 1973)
-- 黃梁一夢 (盧生 、呂洞賓 ）http://ms.ly.ks.edu.tw/~chinese/i_work/idiom.htm
as a hen-pecked husband;
After – changes: (of signs for his identities)
-- p. 17 self-important man’s return;
-- the historian
-- does nothing but tells stories;
-- has many versions of his story until it is settled down to the present one.
beginning and ending -- used to establish credibility?
It embodies historical changes (in literature, in the U.S. history and in Irving’s life),
but not escapism.