‘ahems and ahahs’

Literature, & Etc.

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Reading an introduction to The Surrealist Manifesto written by Andre Breton in 1924 I was struck by a phrase that Rainey, the editor to my Modern Literature Anthology attributes to a young Breton growing up, “his omnivorous reading habits.”

I like the idea of certain books being meat oriented (Carnivorous) and some being vegetable based (Herbivorous). It makes me reflect on which category certain authors would find themselves being placed in. Someone like William Shakespeare would be considered a carnivorous read, full of meaty content and sustenance. A writer like Albert Camus though would in my mind be herbivorous by nature. Camus is indeed filling but gently and lightly, not as weighed down by all of the meat, scraps, and offal that Shakespeare brings with his epic folio.

Maybe this is crazy, something to consider though.

Written by thebeliever07

August 30, 2009 at 2:06 pm

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  1. I find myself wondering, G, about your blog’s stats for some reason. Mostly because I wonder what kind of stats an obscure but proficient blogger with a not-very-searchable URL gets. Partly because now that I’m done with my travelblog I’m not really sure what or where I want to ramble at the internet.


    August 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    • I have no problem posting my states, enjoy. Cheers.


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