Archive for Pride and Prejudice

Venus in Furs

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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“In life, one must be the hammer or the anvil.”

– Goethe, as quoted in Venus in Furs.

I am convinced that Pride and Prejudice should be on the reading list of every teen-aged boy. I loved the book when I read it; I thought to myself, ‘I should have read this twenty years ago! This explains exactly what’s wrong with them!’

I have recently read Venus in Furs and this book should also be added to the adolescent male list of required reading.  Continue reading

A Genius for a Friend

Posted in Journalism, Reading with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

It’s great to have a genius for a friend; it guarantees often exhilarating conversations.  Continue reading

Bereft

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

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It’s remarkable how many ‘Classic’ art works, if not the majority, received a very shaky reception at their initial publication. It makes you ask the question; how could a self-respecting, intelligent professional reviewer have failed to see Moby Dick/Pride and Prejudice/Lolita for what they so ‘obviously’ are? How is it that William Blake never exhibited, and Van Gogh never sold a painting? Continue reading

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