Mary Poppins

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The New Yorker: Fact

Excellent feature in The New Yorker by Caitlin Flanagan. I'm grateful to Judy Zuckerman for bringing it to my attention. Very highly recommended!

...�Mary Poppins� advocates the kind of family life that Walt Disney had spent his career both chronicling and helping to foster on a national level: father at work, mother at home, children flourishing. It is tempting to imagine that in Travers he found a like-minded person, someone who embodied the virtues of conformity and traditionalism. Nothing could be further from the truth. Travers was a woman who never married, wore trousers when she felt like it, had a transformative and emotionally charged relationship with an older married man, and entered into a long-term live-in relationship with another woman...

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