Don't forget Gericault's Medusa's Raft, celebrating a ship-wrecking on
which cannibalism occured. A great picture if you can see it in the
flesh, preferably your own:
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 9:49 PM, Mark Weiss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> And a good appetite to all.
> At 04:35 PM 10/22/2008, you wrote:
>> Wasn't there cannibalism in the US on a wagon train? That's right, the
>> Donner Party (almost wrote the Doner [kebab] party hey ho). According
>> to the wiki, there was quite a lot of cannibalism on that journey.
>> I also seem to recall tales of cannibalism on the Klondike gold rush.
>> Or maybe I'm confusing it with the cannibalism in the film The Gold
>> Rush. No,
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:07 AM, ROBIN HAMILTON
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >> Is everybody saying that they think Lec _isn't_ referring to deeply
>> >> suntanned cannibals who live in primitive societies outside the ken of
>> >> us civilised types? Ie, that it's totally incongruous, and therefore
>> >> very funny, to imagine Hannibal Lecter with a knife and fork? What's
>> >> the point about "progress", then?
>> > It's stereotyping rather than racism, like the how many Irishmen/Poles
>> > does it take to change a lightbulb? jokes, or mean caber-tossing Scotsmen in
>> > kilts.
>> > I'd guess that the majority of cannibalism jokes turn on educated black
>> > cannibals cooking Presbyterian Scottish missionaries.
>> > But then, as a Scot, I'm lumbered with the heritage of Sawney Bean (and
>> > let's not go into the intra-Scottish spin which has anyone north of the
>> > Highland Line who speaks gaelic notorious for eating their living young).
>> > Sawney Bean, allegedly flourishing in the time of Jimmy the Sixth and
>> > One is -- despite one's feelings that anyone from Morningside is capable of
>> > anything -- a load of tosh, and emblematically hymned by the laird of the
>> > Kailyard, S.R.Crockett, in _The Grey Man_.
>> > Sweeney Todd (who first appears in _The String of Pearls_ in 1846) is
>> > simply an avatar of S. Been, as is Hannibal Lector.
>> > One of the recent moments of such alleged cannibalism to surface is in a
>> > novel by Christopher Brookmyre.
>> > Comes down to it, there seems to be a stronger association of
>> > cannibalism with Scotland than any other place in the ever-living universe.
>> > R. Scotsman
>> > (I would add that setting Sweeney's pie-shop in London rather than
>> > Edinburgh is as transparent, and for equally commercial purposes, as
>> > relocating Jekyll&Hyde. R.)
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