Lit-Ra-Chur April 3, 2008
Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:21 am
When somebody mentions “literature,” what’s the first thing you think of? (Dickens? Tolstoy? Shakespeare?)
Funny enough I only use that word in reference to "Modern Literature" i.e magazines,newspapers and increasingly blogs. I never think of it in the context of the Classics- Tolstoy, Shakespeare etc- those are just books or plays to be read
Do you read “literature” (however you define it) for pleasure? Or is it something that you read only when you must?
Well obviously in school- I had to read the classics- but luckily for the most apart enjoyed it- but I didn't enjoy it when we had to pull the book apart and analyse it- if I like a book I just want to read it and enjoy it- not bother about subplots and themes and all that jazz.
But now- if there is a classic I haven't read yet and think I would like it - I do pick it up just to read.
I even got the kids a simplified version of Shakespeare's plays- so we can enjoy those stories together. Also the same on famous opera's- I've got a kiddie version that is easy to read and understand. I have a duty after all to let Carmen understand where her name comes from. :)