Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tess, Interrupted...

Am interrupting my reading of Tess of the D'Urbervilles.  Sigh.  Poor Tess' life is just such a series of train wrecks, and I know there's still worse to come, and I'm almost afraid to continue reading.  Hardy tells her story beautifully, but I'm having a hard time facing it, which I suppose says volumes about his skill.  I'm indulging my love of short stories with Chekhov and Maupassant for a little while, then I'll face Tess' fate. 


  1. Good choices for short story writers. That is what I love about literature, it has such an impact that you have to be able to digest all the emotions, ordeals and sometimes shock.

    1. Yes, Chekhov's an old pal, but Maupassant is a new discovery. Lots of good stuff. Almost ready to get back to Tess! :)

  2. Bon, disons coïncidence? ...Je me suis éngagée à Maupassant