To Do List

“The Turn of the Screw,” Henry James“The Illiad,” Homer – again“The Magic Mountain,” Thomas Mann“The Odyssey,” Homer – again And onto revisiting Virgil’s Aenied and Ovid’s Metamorphoses… Onwards. (Backwards?)

To Do List

“The Turn of the Screw,” Henry James“The Illiad,” Homer – again“The Magic Mountain,” Thomas Mann“The Odyssey,” Homer – again And onto revisiting Virgil’s Aenied and Ovid’s Metamorphoses… Onwards. (Backwards?)

Death in Venice

“‘You see, Aschenbach has always lived like this’ — here the speaker closed the fingers of his left hand to a fist — ‘never like this’– and he let his open hand hang relaxed from the back of his chair. It was apt.” (pg 9, translation by H.T. Lowe Porter)“His love of the ocean had profound sources: the hard-worked artist’s longing for rest, his yearning to seek refuge from the thronging manifold shapes of his fancy in the bosom of the simple and vast; and another yearning, opposed to his art and perhaps for that very reason a lure, for…

Death in Venice

“‘You see, Aschenbach has always lived like this’ — here the speaker closed the fingers of his left hand to a fist — ‘never like this’– and he let his open hand hang relaxed from the back of his chair. It was apt.” (pg 9, translation by H.T. Lowe Porter)“His love of the ocean had profound sources: the hard-worked artist’s longing for rest, his yearning to seek refuge from the thronging manifold shapes of his fancy in the bosom of the simple and vast; and another yearning, opposed to his art and perhaps for that very reason a lure, for…

To Do

Sigh. / Excitement. Finals are over…. Time to make new To Do lists. Here’s a good one: Books I need to read, in order of publication date. 1840s – Tales, Edgar Allen Poe (reread) — Done1847 – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte1847 – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte1847 – Vanity Fair, William Thackeray1874 – Middlemarch, George Eliot1881 – The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James1890 – The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde — Done1891 – Tess of D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy1895 – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane1897 – Dracula, Bram Stoker — Done1900 – Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreisser1902 – The…

To Do

Sigh. / Excitement. Finals are over…. Time to make new To Do lists. Here’s a good one: Books I need to read, in order of publication date. 1840s – Tales, Edgar Allen Poe (reread) — Done1847 – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte1847 – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte1847 – Vanity Fair, William Thackeray1874 – Middlemarch, George Eliot1881 – The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James1890 – The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde — Done1891 – Tess of D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy1895 – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane1897 – Dracula, Bram Stoker — Done1900 – Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreisser1902 – The…