Yes, my guess is that we probably do agree on aesthetics. We just phrase our thoughts differently.
: Try Kundera, either The Unbearable Lightness
: of Being or Immortality. We can read one of
: them together as an extra book if you like.
: I first read TULoB shortly after I first
: read Tom Jones and there seemed an obvious
: similarity of form in that both have those
: chapters which Fielding says were the most
: difficult to write and probably the most
: boring to read. I love them myself. The
: professor who introduced me to Kundera also
: made the comparison to Fielding.
: We're probably, to a great extent, talking
: to cross purposes about aesthetics. Of
: course books make me reflect on life. I just
: don't want them to seem like commentary on
: life. I want them to be as ambiguous as life
: itself. But I want them to show me something
: of life.
: The extent to which I kid remains to be
: seen. Thanks for your offer.
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