Worth Reading

I couldn't get into Tropic Of Cancer. It's stream of consciousness and I think my pregnancy-addled brain just can't take it right now. Also, it's calling up all sorts of "Portrait of the Artist of a Young Man" unpleasantness.... I'm far enough in to understand why it was banned/challenged, but that's not why I'm putting it down (temporarily.) I will come back to it later because the narrative is truly interesting. But stream of consciousness at a time when my own train of thought is easily and frequently derailed...no bueno.

I do want to point you here, though - certainly worth reading. Especially if you are, like me, a fan of libraries, controversial topics (gay marriage), and children's books.


I'm also adding that blog as a permalink on the right side of this blog.

Happy October!


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Thanks for the link! It looks interesting! And...what do you mean by your Portrait comment?

Emily said...

I had to read Portrait in High School and it - like The Old Man and the Sea - was one of those novels where the symbolism that I saw was not what my teachers saw and no amount of reasoning would convince them that it was ok that I saw something different. And considering I was in AP classes, I always assumed that they'd rather I think than just regurgitate what they were telling me. Both Hemingway and Joyce have been tainted for me. Sad, I know.

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