Friday, June 02, 2006
On the Bookshelf
Nadja--By Andre Breton:
A surrealist novel. Picture a Dahli painting (if you haven't heard of him, one is entitled "Soft Construction on Boiled Beans"...does that give you a clear) and then try to turn it into a novel...really wierd, and really interesting!
Villete--By Charlotte Bronte:
Quite a different novel following Breton's work, and this is a traditional example of the Bronte sisters and reminds me a lot of Jane Eyre (another of hers).
House on Mango Street--Sandra Cisneros:
This really is a great book, and a quick read too. In a series of short vignettes, the reader gets a picture of a young Hispanic growing up in a hard world where her dreams are all important.