Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme
Was Little Jack Horner a squatter? ¬“Baa Baa Black Sheep¬” a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary?
This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of forty of the most innocuous- sounding nursery rhymes, uncovering a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred, and political subversion. Heavy Words Lightly Thrown provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes astonishing connections to contemporary popular culture. Striking and spooky silhouettes of nursery rhyme characters accompany the rhymes.
You¬'ll never see Mother Goose in the same way again. BACKCOVER: Praise for Heavy Words Lightly Thrown:
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Ever wondered about the origins of Nursery RhymesUser Review - queenices - Overstock.com
For all of you who actually thought about where nursery rhymes come from and what they mean then this is your book. It is very educational and informative. I read it just to satisfy my curiosity. I ... Read full review
Little Jack Horner a squatter?
Taking divinity classes?
Who let them out?
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