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Dave Wood's Book Report, Sept. 16, 2009

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There's an old saw that says Edgar Rice Burroughs never visited Africa, but managed to write a slew of books about Tarzan, his mate and his ape.

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Maybe that's what's wrong with the Tarzan books. Lines like that remind me of the Shakespeare apologists in the 17th century who said that the Bard was so good he never had to delete a line.

In response his contemporary Ben Jonson, said "If only he had blotted a thousand."

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