We have lost another great figure. David at Letters from the Edge of Elfland has written a nice tribute. I thought this would be a good moment to say goodbye to Professor Snape, and to highlight David’s interesting work thinking about rooted literature.
David Russell Mosley
14 January 2016
The Edge of Elfland
Hudson, New Hampshire
Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you have already heard or read, Alan Rickman, an excellent actor, has died. Rickman has always been one of my favorite actors. My first introduction to him was in the simultaneously wonderful and terrible “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” While Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood leaves much to be desired (including hair), Rickman’s Sheriff was a revelation. The line, “I’ll cut your heart out with a spoon!” will never leave me, for better or for worse. In addition to being the evil sheriff, Rickman will remain for the epitome of Colonel Brandon, the once jilted lover who has now fallen for the emotional and opinionated Marianne Dashwood. His gravitas in that role made me believe that he not only loved the young girl, but himself suffered heartache from a lost…
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