Friday, July 10, 2009

What Classics NOT to Read

I like this salubrious counterweight to all the lists of books we are always being told we are supposed to read, should read, should love and cherish without question. It reminded me to try to think for myself, something I thought I learned how to do long ago, but still seem to have trouble doing.

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  1. The Road?! I guess I'll have to live with that. I also was bored to tears by "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "The Corrections" was no pic-nic either. I'm middle of the road on some of the others. And the ones I haven't read......?
    thanks for saving me from myself.

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  2. I especially enjoyed the dissing of Absalom, Absalom--hilarious. I don't agree with all of them (loved Solitude, for example), but I think it's healthy to keep shaking up the canon. I guess you're not middle of the road on The Road? Hahaha.

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