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Classic Lit Booklist

Another posting from White Open Spaces prompted a comment from me. The challenge was to list or suggest a classic lit booklist. I started scratching my cranium for other classics I've read recently. Unless you include the Christian Bible a classic, I have only read three books recently that fit the two requirements: must be 50-years old and "has been enjoyed by those from many walks of life."
The Red Pony & The Pearl (both by John Steinbeck)
The Broken Wings by Kahlil Gibran.

In The Broken Wings, the main character references reading the book of Jeremiah in his time of deep despair. I commented on another blog that I am enamoured by the Weeping Prophet. Maybe I need to learn how to weep instead of laugh. The main character in The Broken Wings weeps for the loss of... well, I guess you'll have to read the story. But he weeps, as does Jeremiah.

Classics I am planning to read:
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Lord of the Flies, William Golding (not quite 50 years old)
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Palace Walk, Naguib Mahfouz (again not quite 50)
Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

  1. Blogger mike | 10:04 PM, August 30, 2004 |  

    hey, i didn't know woody had a blog. where've i been?

  2. Anonymous Anonymous | 10:44 PM, November 26, 2006 |  

    The Book “The Pearl” was a emotional roller coaster of happiness and sadness. It hooked me and I could put it down.

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