My salad days in Washington, D.C.
2005年 02月 28日

A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River by Naipaul was one of several assigned books for the summer reading during my Freshman year ELP. Never did I expect to find it quoted in my reading assignment, "The Age of Sacred Terror".

I liked the book, which I guess I still have in my bookshelf home. Human beings do their own business, governments and societies change, but the bend in the river continues to lie there. I wonder what made the ELP teachers to choose the book for the reading assignment. Other books such as "Things fall apart" and "The death of Vishunu", are not English literature. Why didn't they choose books like "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Withering Heights"? (Sorry, neither of them have I read =( Anyone any ideas?

by my-salad-days | 2005-02-28 08:54 | Exchange

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