Famous literary first words quiz (via fimoculous)
Would seem to want to be teamed with this link to famous last words of literary characters (via incoming signals)
Comments: first and last
Sadly-I'm better at fleas!
Posted by Nora at July 5, 2003 07:47 PM
Would that be Nora's literary first or last words I wonder?
Posted by boynton at July 5, 2003 08:41 PM
SCENE I. Richmond. A room.
Enter Pithy, solus
10/13 is the score of our discontent
Made glorious better by this guess of three
Posted by Pithy at July 5, 2003 09:02 PM
The first words quiz wasn't at all what I was expecting. But then I suppose what I had in mind wouldn't work. It was something like:
A James Joyce.
C T S Eliot.
D William Shakespeare.
E All of the above plus everyone mentioned in the Oxford Companion to English Literature.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 5, 2003 09:03 PM
And I love Agamemnon's last words. For such an ending was the word bathos made. (Would that make the play a bathedy)?
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 5, 2003 09:07 PM
Enter boynton with dagger.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths. Not.
Alas, Pithy, wherefore art the four I missed
and in my missing, guessed.
And Gummo: a very reductive angle. Must check the Oxford to see if great minds do bleat alike.
(Erm I was just being deliberately oblique to ensure people clicked on the link.)
And re Agememmon. Yes, see also "And now what?"
Short Story: "The Metamorphosis," Franz Kafka, 1915
Posted by boynton at July 5, 2003 11:38 PM
Enter Gummo & the Fool.
Gummo: Blow winds and crack your cheeks,
Like blustering oafs who know not their Rushdie and JM Barrie.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 6, 2003 04:11 PM