Turn of the Century Salon - a literary event
Hosted by Katherine at November's Autumn. My participation may be sporadic, but I'm going to try to fit this challenge into my schedule. :)
Here's my answers to the questionnaire/prompts for January (Introduction):
- What draws you to read the Classics?
- What era have you mainly read? Georgian? Victorian? Which authors?
- What Classics have you read from the 1880s-1930s? What did you think of them?
- Name some books you're looking forward to read for the salon.
- Verne: Paris in the Twentieth Century (not sure if it counts, but it is futuristic and Verne is very much associated with the turn of the century)
- Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
- Abbott: Flatland (1884)
- Melville: Billy Budd (1888–1891)
- Kafka (1883–1924): Complete Short Stories, The Castle, Diaries (maybe)
- Hesse: Beneath the Wheel (1906)
- Conrad: The Inheritors (1901, co-authored by Ford Madox Ford), Lord Jim (1899–1900), etc.
- Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms (1929)
- Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
- Which literary characters are you most akin to?
- Is your preference prose? poetry? both?