Thursday, June 26, 2008
"Let us read then, you and I..."
The unlikely mashup of T.S. Eliot and Portishead from The Elegant Variation.
To go along with the clip, Oprah's Magazine has a list of 5 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once:
1) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
2) Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
3) The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century translated by Thomas Merton
4) Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
5) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
I would include Lolita for my Top 5 but the rest are fairly arbitrary which I suppose is the nature of lists. I might swap out Eliot with Whitman. Have to think about it some more. It depends on the list requirements and or qualifications too. Does there have to be a play? A poet? Non-fiction? Too many variables. Discuss amongst yourselves. Suggestions welcome. As our subject nouns.