Category Books Made Movies

As I Lay Dying – The Greatest American Novel (Faulknerianism at its Best)

After reading about James Franco’s plan to make As I Lay Dying into a movie I re-read it. And I love As I Lay Dying. It was a travesty that I somehow failed to list as a favorite when I wrote about favorites and this has been corrected. I first read this book during a seminar on Hemingway […]

Monday News Day II

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. I’d re-title it, but I don’t like Tuesday Newsday. It sounds too cutesy, like a bad pun. Below you’ll find a link to some interesting articles. Some are genuine stories about books, some are just good articles on literary things. Happy readings. My favorite article from the […]

What’s in a Name?

Does a name mean anything? Does it determine your tastes or connect you to something larger? Does it reveal who you are? What can you know about yourself because of your name? Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake focuses on a Bengali immigrant family and their son Gogol. However, Lahiri clearly writes for a larger audience […]