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Are you interested in canonical literature?
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:28:58 AM »
I am curious if anyone here is interested in the discussion of canonical literature - what one might call the "classics", from Greek antiquity to the present. I would like to start a discussion here. I think the best way to go about this is if people just post about a classic work that they have read and enjoyed, or perhaps read and despised, and why they enjoy or despise this work.

I will start. One of my favorite books is Lolita, and Nabokov one of my favorite authors. The narration is simply breathtaking - impassioned wordplay, lyrical prose, inescapable laughter. The narrator gets you laughing on a subject you never thought you'd laugh at. Quite an experience. I highly recommend it. In the history of prose stylists, Nabokov is a high point.