April 8, 2011

WHY PROMETHEUS GAVE US FIRE:

Not the 50 books you must read before you die: Last week, Michael Gove said that children should read 50 books a year. For grown-ups anxious to keep up, Iain Hollingshead offers some tongue-in-cheek literary advice (The Telegraph, 3/27/11)

1. Ulysses by James Joyce

Only a “modern classic” could condense one man’s day into an experimental epic that takes years to plough through. If the early description of the protagonist going to the lavatory doesn’t make your eyes swim, the final 40 pages, untroubled by punctuation, will.


Shoulda stuck to this version

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