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The Problem With Obesity In Literature

Michael Kimball | Posted 11.26.2012 | Books
Michael Kimball

So here's the thing: With the exception of maybe Ignatius J. Reilly or maybe Dolores Price or Sapphire's Precious, all of these overweight characters are flat characters (i.e., rather than round characters, to use E. M. Forster's categories). I know, it's pretty ironic.