• General Fiction

    Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Classics (by women writers)

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! I had not planned to participate on today’s Top Ten Tuesday, mainly because I forgot to check the theme. But seeing all your wonderful posts about classic literature, I thought I could do a very special post: all classic – in the most traditional way of the word – works written by women, both British and American.…

  • Essays,  General Fiction,  Random

    Who? What? Reading the Western Canon

    Visiting Risa’s blog and attending my last lessons on Caribbean literature, I came across the following question: What is a classic and who tells us what to read? There is a bunch a titles in English literature that seem to have read by almost everyone, at least, that is the popular perception. However, when asking people not too many have actually read them. I am talking about Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Woman in White, A Room of One’s Own and the likes. Studying literature in college should assure me to read a good number of them, but it is not so. One Dickens’, one Brontë…