Tag Archive | the English Canon

A superficial reason to read the oldies

I haven’t read an exorbitant number of classics lately (except for a few Jane Austens), but check out these new editions: the Penguin English Library. They’re being published throughout the year. I like the updated cover designs; more stylish than the old black-and-orange ones. But, is Penguin trying to suggest that their “library” is THE […]

The List

In grade twelve our Lit teacher asked us to imagine that all the books in the world were going to be wiped out. All written literature, philosophy, accounts of science and medicine and psychology and sociology and anthropology, records of languages, religions, cultures, thoughts, lives. Nothing would be left – except for ten. Ten books. […]