May Meme: Question #22

Hi clubbers!! We’re excited to be posting our May meme question for the club!

Here’s the question this month, contributed by Vikk Simmons, who joined us in May 2012:

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Which classic work has caused you to become a master in avoidance? It’s not necessarily because you’re intimidated but maybe there are works out there that just cause you to have the Dracula reaction: cape-covered arm up in front of face with a step back reaction?

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“Reading” – Auguste Renoir (1890-1895)

10 thoughts on “May Meme: Question #22

  1. Although I was a French major (as well as an English major), I have never read Marcel Proust. I am completely intimidated by “Remembrance of Things Past.” The English translation is well over 4000 pages. Has anybody read it?

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  2. Henry James with Turn of the Screw. I had to read it in university and I nearly went crazy. The book just did not get to the point which was the point. Since then I am turned off of ghost stories from Victorian era.

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    1. Ooh. That is unfortunate, Danielle. Henry James wouldn’t be the place to start on Victorian ghost stories (or the place to end either, in my opinion). Edith Wharton loved and feared ghost stories and wrote some good ones. M.R. James is the classic Victorian short ghost story writer. I haven’t read Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman yet, but she’s on my list.

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    2. Oooh wow, I can barely imagine! So funny how they work for some and not for others. I must have read that six times. All for uni, but still, I liked it quite a bit.

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