Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Best Recommended Reading III
This is the big one:
"Araby" by James Joyce
By "big one" I mean this is the story that launched a thousand pages.
Ten years later and the Joyce fascination still burns within me and this story still stirs me all up.
Some would say A&P is an Araby story itself. I accept that.
When you think about how much this story accomplishes in so little length, it's stunning. And then to begin to run your brain through the heaps and layers of symbolism and whatnot. A brief masterpiece. Nothing less than.
Recommended Reading I: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Recommended Reading II: A&P
Really, around here "recommended" is just a nice word for "required."
Posted by Brigham at 11:40 PM