August 4, 2009

Villette Chapters 1-35: "Oubliez les Professeurs!"

The thread is now open at The Valve for discussion of this week's installment of Villette. In case you are wondering whether you should have joined us in this project, taste this:
What was become of that curious one-sided friendship which was half marble and half life; only on one hand truth, and on the other perhaps a jest?

Was this feeling dead? I do now know, but it was buried. Sometimes I thought the tomb unquiet, and dreamed strangely of disturbed earth, and of hair, still golden and living, obtruded through coffin-chinks.
Clearly the folks behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are behind the curve: the undead lurk already in Charlotte Bronte's perverse imagination.

1 comment:

maitresse said...

Wish I could take part in the Villette reading but I haven't been able to find a single copy of it anywhere in Tokyo or Hong Kong, and I can't seem to find my own copy...