Posted by Kay on April 20, 1998 at 21:57:19:
In response to Hardy, written by Barbara on April 20, 1998 at 20:03:15
] I haven't read Lawrence, or even much at all from the early part of this century--a bit of Maugham and that's it. (Oh and Edith Wharton) They are neither of them given to that type of description. The reason I mentioned Steinbeck before is that I found that he (to my taste) seems to go on and on and on with the descriptions of the landscape and countryside. I gave up on Grapes of Wrath after the entire chapter of the turtle crossing the road! Not my type of thing.
I didn't think of Hardy either, perhaps because his prose is beautifully written. But I can see how his imitators would become tiresome. I think I'll pass on "Sussex Gorse."
I also wonder if Gibbons is not only parodying writers, but also different types of people, for example the religious fanatic. (But I'm getting into chapter 8.) It seems as if Gibbons even writes about Flora with a little tongue in cheek.
An aside to Barbara: when I read "Grapes of Wrath" many years ago, it took me two weeks to read the first half and one night to read the second half. It took me a while to get involved, but I found it a rewarding experience once I finished.
- In that first conversation between Flora and Seth Constanza 17:33:46 4/24/98 (0)
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