Saturday, July 10, 2010

Works a Smart Person Can Avoid, If He Doesn't Fancy Studying English Lit. Properly

I like to think of myself as being pretty well-read, but I have never read -

Wuthering Heights; A Tale Of Two Cities; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Middlemarch; Jude The Obscure; Sense And Sensibility; The Iliad; Moby Dick; War And Peace; The Brothers Karamazov; Far From The Madding Crowd; The Turn of the Screw; Sid Arthur; Pilgrim's Progress; Clarissa; Tom Jones; Tristram Shandy; Ulysses; The Odyssey; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; The Tin Drum; On The Road; Lucky Jim; Lady Chatterley's Lover; The Rainbow; Daniel Deronda; Madame Bovary; The Scarlet Letter; Jane Eyre; Emma; David Copperfield; Vanity Fair; Paradise Lost; Rashomon; Great Expectations; Little Women; Oliver Twist; The Count of Monte Cristo; Doctor Zhivago; Ethan Frome; Ivanhoe; Anna Karenina; Bleak House; The Divine Comedy; Great Expectations; Les Miserables; Mill On The Floss; Moby Dick; Northanger Abbey; Pygmalion; The Turn of the Screw; Silas Marner; A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court; The Three Musketeers; The Old Man and the Sea etcetera...

Note to Googling students: You can only get through an academic course with this level of ignorance if you are a collossal bullshitter of superhuman proportions, like I am. Achieving anything with my level of ovine ignorance requires an amazing talent for inventing vast amounts of utter bullshit on the spot.

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