Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
judith

parallels

One interesting result of my joining bookcrossing is that as I cull books from my shelves, to liberate them, I find some that I had meant to read but didn't. And I don't feel like letting them loose until I have. So right now I am reading:

The Portable Oscar Wilde, which is a compendium of various Wilde pieces, with more than one introduction by various scholarly fellows
Notes from Underground, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, which also features several introductions, including notes on the translation.

There are some odd parallels between these two works. They both concern themselves in large part with evil and what man can do, yet the two writers were personally and literally very different. I am wondering if I will, by reading them more or less simultaneously, find deeper connections or contrasts.

I also muse about where I should leave books of this nature and the likelihood that the person who finds them would be interested in reading either.
Subscribe

  • WorldFest

    Yesterday I drove to Santa Monica. I am going, with Elaine and Ed, to WorldFest today, and we are staying together in a nice suite in a small…

  • My xm day

    I am going out of town for about a week tomorrow. I figured it would be a good time to get my xm radio working again. For several weeks it has been…

  • Backing up

    Back in the old house, where I had stacked things horizontally as well as vertically - imagine a bookcase in front of another bookcase, for example,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments