Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reflections on Literature

Which poem do you prefer?

A) To Autumn - Season of mists and mellow Keats
B) There once was a woman from Ealing who had a peculiar feeling...recited by Daniel Cleaver

My vote is for the one that allows me to sit in little boats and read poncey poetry to Daniel Cleaver.

Which book do you prefer?

A) Lord Jeffrey Archer's Kane and Abel
B) Fatwa-receiver Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses

Having embarrassed herself less with Lord Archer, I think Bridget would certainly find his books more enjoyable to reread.  Rereading Rushdie would only make her bang her head against the wall, repeating "do you know...where the toilets are...idiot!"  Pre-embarrassment, I believe she'd have preferred Salman since his books are "also very good" as opposed to Archer's which "aren't bad either."

PS - Shout-out to Emory University in Atlanta for having Rushdie as a Distinguished Writer in Residence!

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