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 Post subject: Re: A good novel, is that too much to ask?
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and there is the whole hating fantasy thingy...

Sad!



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 Post subject: Re: A good novel, is that too much to ask?
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the only one i read in high school from that list is the cask of amontillado ... read the metamorphosis in college

not sure my memory would let me list the books i read for jr and high school... i could list some, but i don't think i could get all by a long shot



It would require going back 56 years, in my case. I could recall a few. But not enough to count. Best guess was I covered 5 of Mrs. Timmy's list, in high school. Senior year in high school was a survey of world lit. Russian, Spanish, French, Japanese, Denmark. Third year high school French also covered classic French lit.


thanks for the reminder... i need to revisit my teenage years and come up with my best guess list

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and there is the whole hating fantasy thingy...

Sad!



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The irony ... one of my favorite novellas is a fantasy-esque story called "Dyads" by Karen Fabian and another writer whose name slips my mind.

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 Post subject: Re: A good novel, is that too much to ask?
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the only books i remember reading in junior high while we were in midland were call of the wild, the pearl , the red pony, great expectations and david copperfield...i'm sure there were more, but i'm dredging from 50-53 years ago so those were the only ones that stuck

from high school, once again i have no clear remembrance of everything but the ones i do recall are the lord of the flies,the loneliness of the long distance runner, the old man and the sea, the short happy life of francis macomber death of a salesman, our town, hamlet , macbeth, julius caesar, canterbury tales, beowulf, the scarlet letter, a separate peace, silas marner , the gifts of the magi, the lottery, the cask of amontillado. the tell tale heart, the secret life of walter mitty, and the great gatsby

edited to reflect my true age :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: A good novel, is that too much to ask?
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From that list, I read parts of Beowulf, and I think we looked at bits and pieces of some Shakespeare plays.

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I couldn't even remember this morning that I hadn't quite finished my book last night, so I don't think I'd be very successful at remembering what I read in lower secondary and/or upper secondary school.

What ages are high school?

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 Post subject: Re: A good novel, is that too much to ask?
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Well, I guess that would correspond to upper lower secondary (which is compulsory) and more or less most of upper secondary (which is not) in Norway age-wise. I was 18 when I was done with upper secondary school, but it depends on when you're born in the year even if you go straight from lower secondary school,, and, of course, you may not do so.

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I'm almost convinced that during lower and upper secondary school, we read an Enemy of the People by Ibsen, and The Wild Duck by Ibsen. And also an Icelandic saga, but I cannot remember which. We definitely read Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsson's Synnøve Solbakken (almost definitely!) in lower secondary. I'm sure you're all intimately familiar with all of these, especially the latter one. :fyi:

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Lots of short stories, also in English in upper secondary school. We read Cal by Brian Moore Bernard MacLaverty ( :oops: ), I'm sure partly because it also highlighted the political situation in Northern Ireland, and cultural/political knowledge was part of the English curriculum both in school and at university.

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My memory is just not up to this kind of thing. :(

Especially not as I think most of the English literature, in terms of whole plays and novels, that I've read in an educational context was read at University, where one of my subjects was English.

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I'm almost convinced that during lower and upper secondary school, we read an Enemy of the People by Ibsen, and The Wild Duck by Ibsen. And also an Icelandic saga, but I cannot remember which. We definitely read Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsson's Synnøve Solbakken (almost definitely!) in lower secondary. I'm sure you're all intimately familiar with all of these, especially the latter one. :fyi:



Well. of course. Read ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE in the survey of world literature.

That last one seems to have evaded me, though.

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I'm almost convinced that during lower and upper secondary school, we read an Enemy of the People by Ibsen, and The Wild Duck by Ibsen. And also an Icelandic saga, but I cannot remember which. We definitely read Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsson's Synnøve Solbakken (almost definitely!) in lower secondary. I'm sure you're all intimately familiar with all of these, especially the latter one. :fyi:



Well. of course. Read ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE in the survey of world literature.

That last one seems to have evaded me, though.


Yes, I think it is rather a work of national interest. I don't remember it as particularly great, but I may have liked it better now.

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Yes, I think it is rather a work of national interest. I don't remember it as particularly great, but I may have liked it better now.


Nothing by Ibsen is great, or even good.

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That last one seems to have evaded me, though.


Yes, I think it is rather a work of national interest. I don't remember it as particularly great, but I may have liked it better now.


Nothing by Ibsen is great, or even good.[/quote]

I was speaking of Synnøve Solbakken by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Not Ibsen. :fyi:

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Bjørnson also wrote the national anthem. :fyi:

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I thought Francis Scott Key did. :scratch:

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Bjørnson also wrote the national anthem. :fyi:



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa ... _of_Norway

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Yes, US national anthem, but Bjørnson did write a Norwegian anthem.

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