pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

Book Recommendations from another English teacher

Date: November 16th, 2004 - 12:40 am


Ah, The Eyre Affair. Quite enjoyable. In a discussion with some English teachers (while we were waiting to be called for Jury duty), I grouped that book in with some others as a new genre: "the form as story", to wit, novels about the nature of novels.

Others I label there: Book: A Novel by Robert Grudin, If On A Winter's Night A Traveller by the fascinating Italo Calvino, and Mark Dunn's Ella Minnow Peel, which is probably more reminiscent of Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth than like the others.

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