Apart from Salaambo, I have been enjoying my recent reading quite a lot.
I read David Lodge's Campus Trilogy. This was a lot of fun. In the first book, Changing Places, a British and an American professor switch places for a term, and lots of craziness ensues. Small World is even more fun. It's an Arthurian romance where all the knights are professors. An astonishing lot of it happens in airports and on planes. The last one, Nice Work, plays with the trope of the 19th century industrial novel. An attractive, young, feminist, leftist literature teacher has to shadow a middle aged, conservative, factory director in some effort to build relations between the university and local industry. This is my favorite of the three, though I confess it falls off a bit at the end.
Otherwise, I've decided it's time to get acquainted with some 21st century fiction. I finally got around to The Corrections last year. I had read The Life of Pi back around 2007, but I think that's pretty much it. Now I've read Brick Lane, which I enjoyed very much, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which I enjoyed. Tomorrow I'm going to start The Known World, and then we'll see.
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