Hey, so I thought it would be interesting to hear what everyone is reading for their independent study project and what the books are about. You do not have to go into incredible detail, I am just interested in finding out a little bit of info. Please tell me if you like it so far because I am looking for books to add to my own reading list. I'll go first:
I have decided to read Nabokov's Pale Fire, which is a 999 line poem in the same kind of broken style as T.S. Elliot's The Waste Land. The poem itself is interesting because the "author" of the poem is said to be this dude Kinbote, but then this other guy, Shade, is all up in it like "I'm here to, yo". The poem itself is very postmodern and really scattered but I really like it so far. It feels like I am trying to unravel some weird mystery between Kinbote and Shade and, since I have to read the poem carefully, I notice tiny things that change the whole meaning of some lines.