Pidy canape shells including the award-winning Mini Coloured Cones, Christmas Tree Vol au Vents, Amusette
and Duobelle form the basis of this striking festive scene.
Gardner l'avouera lui-meme, avec sa modestie habituelle : il n'est pas mathematicien, il n'est pas ecrivain ni poete (3), meme s'il s'amuse parfois a << versifier >> telle cette amusette
: goes on and on And e is just as cursed I wonder, how does [pi] begin When its digits are reversed ?
In this way, "The White Cat"--an amusette
especially intended for academic readers--evokes, for example, the solemn, metaphysical whiteness of Moby-Dick, the abstruse mystifications of Pym's white visions, Bunuel's irreverent surrealism, the distortions of the mock feminist tale, and, last but not least, the Gothic grotesqueries of "The Black Cat." (27)
of the evening was a brief but flamboyant turn by Joanne Kyger, a Naropa regular, the author of twenty books of poetry, and a vigorous survivor of the Beat scene.
He calls The Turn of the Screw "a piece of ingenuity pure and simple, of cold artistic calculation, an amusette
to catch those not easily caught...the jaded, the disillusioned, the fastidious." He terms the governess' account "her record of so many anomalies and obscurities." He comments that he purposely limited his revelation of the governess' character: "We have surely as much of her nature as we can swallow in watching it reflect her anxieties and inductions." He says he presented the ghosts as "real" ones, and he describes them as
, a delightful spoon-shaped pastry, is already on sale through one top high street retailer while the crown-shaped Iris, and Annabelle, a single bite shell with a daisy petal rim, bring an added touch of class.