RARA-AVIS: highbrow

From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 20 Mar 2002

> jack bludis wrote:
> > Miker--
> >
> > Winnie the Pooh . . .
> > This was what the highbrows were reading as kids
> > before Harry Potter was available.
> > My kids, not quite highbrows, but big readers,
> > grew up with the Cat in the Hat.
> > And I, not really a highbrow, have read just
> > about everybody on the list.
> >
**************************************************** well, you're a writer, jack, so you gotta read all that stuff even if you aren't "highbrow". ;-) i went back over the list to refresh my memory on why i said that. a few of the authors that fit the bill for me:

1. james joyce
    comment: i read _portrait_, but _ulysses_ leaves me saying, "huh?" 2. kafka
   comment: i've read him. existentially dark. is it being or nothingness?
   in my existential period, i preferred the more adolescent novels of hemann
   hesse. 3. camus
    comment: see kafka. 4. marcel proust
    comment: never read him. read about him. sounds highbrow to me. 5. marquez
    comment: i've read parts of _love in the time of cholera_. maybe he's
    just long-winded and dull, instead of highbrow.

written with a smile, miker

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