Friday, January 22, 2010

strange



so i'm taking a graduate course in modernism and reading/re-reading some incredible literatures. i'm already gearing to write my shorter paper on Woolf's Septimus and Faulkner's Benjy - all that anxiety stuff. i'm new to Dostoevsky, Proust, Gide - so it is exciting to see what their anxious male narrators do to upset romanticism and safe forefellow penmen.

5 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Looking at these invaders will definitely increase the anxiety level...attack of the mushroom people!

rosedale's 4head said...

big laughs! susan!!

grrl + dog said...

funky little mushrooms - are they your thought bubbles?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i'm contemplating the relationship between the mushrooms and your reading list

with the exception of woolf, so many boys!! ah, maybe that's where the mushrooms figure in...you know what they say about mushrooms

rosedale's 4head said...

kimy: ...modernism...guy male characters were just strange, reclusive, anxious figures. Camus's strange protag...remember when his girl asks him if he wants to marry. that weird, but great response and then Proust's main character in Swann's Way is the strangest I've yet to encounter. there's too many more (oh and all that waiting for Godot who never shows)...Woolf's Septimus is not so much as strange as he is anxious and rightfully so, but i do think those doctors who tell him to take up golfing or furniture making are mushroom worthy...talk about remedy for shellshock.

this pic i took sometime last year just seemed appropriate. i could be off though.