Kizz asked for the booklist for my British Novel class, and as this is the class I’ll be using the blog for once or twice a week, I thought I’d post it. We’ll be blowing through these books about one a week as well as our other assignments. This is a Block One course, which means it’s double time and finishes at mid-term.
James Joyce and A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man.
Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway
E.M. Forster’s A Passage To India
D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover
Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust
Graham Green’s Brighton Rock
Flann O’Brien’s At-Swim-Two-Birds
Have you read any of them? Did you read them because you were in a class and had to or of your own volition? Did you have any struggles with comprehension, boredom, vocabulary, writing style? Were you engaged by the novel? Which one, if any, on this list incite an “Ohhhhhhh that was sooooo goood” response out of you? Why?
I’m getting through Joyce. Determined is my word of the day. I’m also convinced that if I were in Dublin, and just a little drunk, and perhaps throwing leg at some hairy Irishman, this might read faster. . .
buuuuuuuuut that’s just my opinion.