This month’s the Classics Club asks the following question:
What classic piece of literature most intimidates you, and why? And has your view changed at all since you joined our club?
Well THIS is an easy question. And I’ve already seen similar answers on other blogs! Why, it’s this!
Ulysses and Proust seem most obvious. And, despite enjoying the bit of the Iliad and the Odyssey that I read in high school and in my college Mythology class, they still scare the heck out of me. And Wuthering Heights just gives me the heebie jeebies. I feel depressed just thinking about it.
I haven’t read as many challenging (for me) classics as I would like this year, so now, I’m actually leaning toward confronting one of these behemoths next year. Maybe on Estella?