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Lindbergh Case Satire
Wed Jun 6, 2018 14:41
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I enjoy locating interesting literature that has to do with the Lindbergh case, whether or not I agree with the author.

I take notice when I see statements such as the following:

"During my senior year, a story I wrote won a prize and was published in The Saxonian. It was a satire inspired by police mishandling of the famous Lindbergh kidnapping. The main characters were Mary and her lamb, Eugene..."

The above passage was taken from Middlebury College Magazine, published in 1990.

The author of this satire about the Lindbergh kidnapping obviously wrote this piece when that person was a student at Middlebury College in Vermont in the earlier part of the 20th Century. I suppose she was reflecting upon the satire decades later.

Writing in 1990, the author makes references to literary talent, Charlotte Moody.

Charlotte's father was Paul Dwight Moody, who was Middlebury's president from 1921-1943. And Paul was the son of the famous evangelist, Dwight L. Moody.

The Saxonian was a student publication.

Back to the satire.

Lindbergh case students read non-fiction AND fiction material as it relates to the Lindbergh case.

Philip Roth and Mary Belle Spencer are two examples of authors who wrote fiction about the Lindbergh case.

So I thought the person who wrote a satire about police mishandling of the Lindbergh case ought to have a voice in my post.

Charlotte Moody and the author of the satire would have been contemporaries of Anne Lindbergh.

Did they know her? Where did the satirist get the material to write about the Lindbergh case? How exactly was that person inspired?

I wonder how many people wrote about the Lindbergh case that we are largely unaware of?

If you were previously aware of Charlotte Moody's friend who wrote and won a literary prize for this satire many years ago, I beg your pardon.

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