[LMB] ot question: The Android's Dream
mmegaera at nwlink.com
Tue Jun 10 23:00:47 BST 2008
> Isn't that a good reason not to be an English major?
Yes, but there were a lot of reasons I stuck with it. My undergrad degree
was mostly a means to an end (library school being that end), and it would
have taken far too long to switch majors by the time I was truly fed up
enough to want to. Life interrupted my college career for too many years as
> I made it a point in High School to read all the books before we studied
> them, because I tended to
> hate any book I first encountered as an assignment. There were
> exceptions, though "A Farewell to
> Arms" is the only exception I can think of offhand.
That is a good idea. About the only time I did that was when somehow I'd
managed to land in a class that assigned something I'd already read for
another class among all the new stuff. If I *never* have to read Bartleby
the Scrivener again, for instance, it will be far too soon.
> I had no problem. It came as a complete surprise: I started to read the
> book, and fell in love
> with his style. Reading Hemingway is highly emotional for me.
To each hir own :-).
who always got the impression Hemingway just needed to quit banging his head
against the wall, but that's just me
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