|Page: Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.|
I am stumped. I beg for nothing British. Please, I want to get away from 18th, 19th, and even 20th century England. No more tea time with the elite.
How 'bout a nice American classic?
A Farewell to Arms
The Invisible Man
An American Tragedy
Or maybe some classic pulp, Tarzan of the Apes.
Last Edited on: 1/28/10 2:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Does Nine Stories feature the Glass family that you mentioned enjoying in another thread on CMT? I always like to read books that profoundly affect readers.
I'll vote for it. It'd be a nice intro to an unfamiliar author who just passed.
Catcher or Nine Stories works for me as well. At some point I would like to explore the possibility of reading McTeague by Frank Norris. However, I think it would be cool to read Salinger this month. Caviglia would you like to lead the discussion?
Nine Stories contains:
"A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut"
"Just Before the War With the Eskimos"
"The Laughing Man"
"Down at the Dinghy"
"For Esme...With Love and Squalor" <--------------------This title makes me laugh.
"Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes"
"De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period"
I've been slowly reading all of the books in the children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events. The villian, Count Olaf, has a girlfriend named Esme Squalor. I adored that name. I used to use it as a screen name on another board but I had no idea where it came from until today. LOL.
I have recently picked up the Unfortunate Event books where I left off at book 8, The Hostile Hospital. All the patients have names from literature. It's fun to try to figure out where these names came from. Emma Bovary, Clarissa Dalloway, Mikhail Bulgakov, Haruki Murakami, Charley Anderson (?), Jonah Mapple (?) were patients.
Funny thing is if I hadn't been reading so much I would still have no clue
Last Edited on: 1/29/10 11:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Tome Trader: A-ha! You ain't read John Dos Passos' trilogy, U.S.A., have you? Or else you read it, but don't remember the names of the characters? Charley Anderson is the mechanic-aviator-inventor character in The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money.
But it beats me who Jonah Mapple was . . . .
Last Edited on: 1/30/10 4:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
But it beats me who Jonah Mapple was . .
Moby Dick, maybe? There is a chapter called the Sermon in which Father Mapple gives a sermon about Jonah in the whale.
Here's a quote from the Snicket book:
"They visited Room 201 and sang to Jonah Mapple, who was suffering from seasickness"
Bernard Rieux turned out to be a man with a nasty, hacking cough that shook his body so much he could scarecely hold his balloon"
"The next patient on the list was Cynthia Vane, a young woman with a terrible toothache"
Sorry for the hijack.
Last Edited on: 1/29/10 11:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
I went to the library and got both books. Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on Salinger. Last thing I read of his was Cathcer in the Rye in 1995. I am kinda excited to revisit his work from a different perspective.