Or "The Truth About Emma Montana McElroy" Reading the Miserable Mill dedication, I assumed that Ms. McElroy was a famously semi-obscure poet, but she's actually the young winner of a poetry contest, which must have gone on when the series was quite new. By the way, on the February page of the calendar, Lemony is at a tombstone which bears the inscription "That's the end of that--E. M. M". This is all quite interesting.
Post by ineedyourhelp on May 14, 2004 20:09:57 GMT -5
in my engilsh book theres a whole section about Edgar Allen Poe. then theres a newspaper article about a man wearing a coat and a hat that always goes to Poes grave at 4 am on Poes birthday. this man is unedentified. Theres even a pic and look like it could be Lemony.
Weird. Eerie. That does sound like Lemony, who seems to greatly admire Edgar Allen Poe's works. Can you find that article online? Did you know that Charles Baudelaire translated Poe's poetry into French? Just an interesting fact that lends all the allusions a sort of recursive quality.
Would you sue Lemony and/or Daniel if he mentioned you in his dedication, or any part of his books for that matter? Assuming that it was in an honoring fashion and had to do with you winning a contest, as was the case with E. M. M. If that happened, I'd be proud of it, but soon get weary of those saying to me, "Aren't you that girl who Lemony Snicket mentioned in his latest book?" I wonder if Emma Montana McElroy has to put up with that, and what she thinks of it.