The Carnival of Education is delighting visitors over at The Median Sib’s place. I liked Mr. Lawrence’s post on literary works you can’t stand. He can’t bear Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Commenters nominated Catcher in the Rye, Kafka, Moby Dick, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, Hemingway, Wuthering Heights, Proust, Ethan Frome, Billy Budd and even Charles Dickens. I love Dickens. The writer I can’t stand is Henry James. All his characters need to get a job. Read Mr. Lawrence’s comments for more on the dirty bits in Moby Dick. I must have skipped that chapter. I’m planning on going back and reading it.
Carnival of Education
January 31, 2007 by