Monday March 22nd, 2010

Canon Commentary, Still

Every so often, someone will leave a comment about the “Fired from the Canon” feature that ran last summer. The latest two give a sense of the variety. The first person berated the site for its take on On the Road, and concluded: “Lists like this only further the destruction of literature.” I hope you agree that’s overstating the case. The second wondered why Tess of the D’Urbervilles (”slobbering piece of misogynistic soap opera crap”) and The Portrait of a Lady (”like dry toast with sawdust jam”) hadn’t made the list.