Monday, February 15, 2010
I've been reading/watching great writing/screenwriting this semester and I would like to get some insight on what everyone else is reading/watching. Because this is so broad, I'm dividing this post into a multiple sections. Sharing is caring! Click on the links for further fun!
First - SHORT STORIES -
Everyone is aware about the wealth of short story material that Ernest Hemingway has provided to the English language. Since we've been informed about this consensus and somewhat trust it to be true, some of us feel like there is little value in experiencing his short stories for ourselves. I was one of these skeptics. Of putting Hemingway in a box, I was the chief of sinners. But forgive me, Ernie, I didn't know. Recently, I completed In Our Time. This collection of stories is nothing short of genius. Sure his minimalism and ventures in modernism may cause wrinkles on the frontal lobe, but after you've carefully personally experienced Hemingway you will realize that there is something super special to his literature. His work is of the highest quality. Now, I wasn't completely chaste from Hemingway's short stories, I've read some. But rereading the few familiar passages brought a new level of appreciation. "Hills Like White Elephants" is regarded as one of the greatest short stories of all time and the more you read it the more you love it. I strongly recommend Hemingway's In Our Time collection.
Second - FILM -
- Citizen Kane (Welles 1941)
Third - NOVEL -TBD
Fourth - POETRY -
T.S. Eliot's Collection- The Wasteland
William Blake's "London"
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