Derby #289: Literary Classics

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

No modern pop-culture

Rejected because: No modern pop-culture

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lyonscc


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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came is an epic poem from Robert Browning's collection, "Men and Women". This poem, whose title comes from Shakespeare's King Lear, shows up in modern culture in numerous places. In particular, Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series (and much of King's Universe) was inspired by this work...

lyonscc


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lyonscc wrote:Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came is an epic poem from Robert Browning's collection, "Men and Women". This poem, whose title comes from Shakespeare's King Lear, shows up in modern culture in numerous places. In particular, Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series (and much of King's Universe) was inspired by this work...


How is this modern pop culture?

See the wiki article, and the poem, itself.

fishbiscuit5


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lyonscc wrote:How is this modern pop culture?

See the wiki article, and the poem, itself.


If I had to venture a guess, I'd say because the design depicts King's version of Roland as the Gunslinger in a postmodern apocalypse. Browning's Roland was one of Charlemagne's knights. Perhaps changing the character would bring it on theme?

lyonscc


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:If I had to venture a guess, I'd say because the design depicts King's version of Roland as the Gunslinger in a postmodern apocalypse. Browning's Roland was one of Charlemagne's knight. Perhaps changing the character would bring it on theme?

Ah. I bet you're right...

So now I've just got to decide - I've got a music gig and child chauffeur duty from now to midnight, so do I
just not sleep tonight or save this for later...

Thanks, FB!

ignorant


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lyonscc wrote:Ah. I bet you're right...

So now I've just got to decide - I've got a music gig and child chauffeur duty from now to midnight, so do I
just not sleep tonight or save this for later...

Thanks, FB!


Later.

lcatgoddess


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Too bad. I liked this shirt as is!

fillengroovy


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towertuote postid="5334tower139" user="fishbiscuit5"]If I had to venture a guess, I'd say because the design depicts King's version of Roland as the Gunslinger in a postmodern apocalypse. Browning's Roland was one of Charlemagne's knights. Perhaps changing the character would bring it on theme?[/quote]

Yeah, King might be old, but I'm pretty sure he didn't write this before 1920... maybe1921.
I do love me some dark tower though.

dragonvt


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lyonscc wrote:Ah. I bet you're right...

So now I've just got to decide - I've got a music gig and child chauffeur duty from now to midnight, so do I
just not sleep tonight or save this for later...

Thanks, FB!


I would LOVE to see the revised version of this shirt!

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