Monday, May 11, 2009


Last night, right before I was settling in to watch Number One Ladies' Detective Agency on HBO (a current enthusiasm, along with In Treatment), I checked my email and saw a missive from Marly. She tagged me, demanding that I list my 15 +1 favorite works of literature. I was given 15 minutes, and asked to pass it on, though I didn't notice how many people I was supposed to pass it along to.
As happens when one is given only a limited amount of time to come up with something, I had trouble coming up with 15 and some of them were just the writers' names, not particular books or works. I think these were the ones I came up with, in no particular order:
Tolstoi, Anna Karenina
Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Nabokov, Speak, Memory and Pale Fire
Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
I think I skipped this yesterday, but James, The Golden Bowl
poetry by Stevens, Bishop, Dickinson, Dylan Thomas, Frost, Blake (think I skipped that yesterday too).
Shakespeare, Hamlet
Dickens, Bleak House
Faulkner, either The Sound and the Fury or Absalom, Absalom
There are so many... who can choose? But now it's your turn!
Post it here, on your blog, on Facebook, wherever!


marly said...

It is interesting to see what other people pick... I keep thinking of the ones I forgot.

Robbi said...

I know what you mean. I have gotten some things I never heard of before!
What do you think of those new poems I've written for the wilderness workshop?