Absurd; this time feels
As it’s a shallow dream,
But shock comes as a wave
With the agates widely opened.
Shall I call it goodness… 74 more words
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David Lodge, Small World: An Academic Romance (1984)
I’ll warn you at the outset, this one may sting a little. I’ve included it as part of the “Romance” series because the book is subtitled “An Academic Romance,” but the idea of romance at issue in this novel is that of Chretien de Troyes or Ariosto, not the “romanticism” of Chateaubriand, Wordsworth, Keats and so on. 1,337 more words