Sunday, June 25, 2006
On my bookshelf:
Aspects of a novel (EM Forster): From a lecture series at Trinity College (Cambridge University) on the 7 components/aspects of what a novel is.
Passsage to India (EM Forster): Classic story which many of us read in high school or at some point or another (and yes, it is also a movie). Set in British ruled India, it's the tragic story of interaction between these two different cultures on an individual and broader level as seen through the lives of Aziz, Fielding, and Adela.
EM Forster: A Life (PN Furbank): Actually a really interesting biography on Forster...lots of focus on relationship and interaction.
The Awakening (Kate Chopin): A feminist novel about a woman's awakening to a truer sense of self...interesting but depressing read.
In the Name of Jesus (Henri JM Nouwen): All about Christian leadership, but more than that about living a purposefully Christ-centered life in the community of believers about us.