Wednesday, April 9, 2008
(From 3 April 2008): When somebody mentions “literature,” what’s the first thing you think of? (Dickens? Tolstoy? Shakespeare?) Do you read “literature” (however you define it) for pleasure? Or is it something that you read only when you must?
I probably do tend to think of it as the classics and the authors who wrote them, although I acknowledge that it's a term that can refer to anything really (trashy as it may be). If I'm going to define it as the 'classics', then I certainly do read it for pleasure. I haven't had to read any particular book since I left school.