Talk:The Magic Pudding

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"In its original form the book also reflects Lindsay's rather right-wing and racist leanings; modern editions, for example, usually omit the line "you unmitigated Jew", which is used by one character as an insult."

This is clearly in breach of the WP:NPOV policy, but the sentence appears to contain some useful information and the potential for more so I don't want to delete it. Grumpyyoungman01 13:12, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Much more than a children's book[edit]

Although it is perhaps at its best when read to a child, this is much more than a book for children. It is both a wonderful parody of a whole genre of Australian children's literature, and a biting satire of Australian society (the judge's politically incorrect epithet is part of that satire). Not only that, but it is a hilarious read for all ages. Does anyone know of any citable critical work that deals with these aspects of the book? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Lindsay's nativism[edit]

So I've removed the NPOV header and taken out the note about Lindsay being a racist. I've also chopped the note about the line removal. Lindsay does in fact seem to have been a nationalist and a racist (see Norman Lindsay, and a right-winger even by the standards of the day. And the line is changed in some contemporary editions , (it's gone in the Phillip Pullman edited edition I have, fro example). But given the length of the article as it stands, it seems insane to devote that much space to this one tiny issue. In other words, this is information that seems like it should be in the article, but only if the thing is ever significantly expanded. That's my take, anyway. NoahB 01:02, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Work needed[edit]

What we need to see on this page is information about the Magic Puddin's print history. How many editions are known? How many are "authorized," how many "bowdlerized"? What is the story on the recent reissue? Xaosdog 02:39, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

You know, there is some misinformation here -- in some places the article indicates a first publication date of 1917, elsewhere of 1918. Also, the article misstates that there is only one female in the book, Sam Sawnoff's supposed bride; but the rooster's wife is also both mentioned and illustrated, for all that she isn't given a voice. (Neither, for that matter, is the supposed bride, other than through hearsay.) Xaosdog 20:28, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Puppet show[edit]

Could someone who actually knows anything about it add something about the puppet show? All I know is that it existed and was performed in theatres in the early '70s. My Grade 2 class went to see it, and I was thoroughly confused, couldn't make head or tail of it, especially since I hadn't read the book. -- Zsero (talk) 04:57, 28 January 2009 (UTC)