Kids, reading, and "good" lit...
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Aug 12 14:06:50 EDT 1999
On Fri, 13 Aug 1999 01:54:52 +0800 (WST), Paul Andinach wrote:
>On Thu, 12 Aug 1999, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>> > I was a little hesitant to bring up Austen, because my own
>> > personal version of the Awful Boyfriend was an English Major, who
>> > was absolutely scathing about idjits like meself who actually
>> > liked Austen :(
>> An English major who didn't like Austen? Sounds like he should have
>> been looking in the mirror for the idjit....
>I'm reminded of the reason oft given for why so many people don't like
>Shakespeare. Austen was a great writer and all, but if your only
>exposure to her is when you're dissecting her novels and trying to
>reconstruct her technique and all, you might decide you don't actually
>like her work much.
I know people have this experience all the time, but I don't understand
it--since dissecting a novel has always *added* to my enjoyment of it. Oh
well, everyone's different I suppose. But you're right, it's easy to kill
someone's taste for reading a book by making it required reading, huh?
>Oh. Um. This is my first post to the list, by the way. *waves*
>It's amazing, I'm actually getting *mail*... :)
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