Prof. Marcia Zug writes a guest blog

BOOKS COMBINED, 20 JUNE 2016, FEAT. PROF. MARCIA ZUG:

I like stories about women. In college I read Ulysses and thought Molly Bloom’s chapter was the best. In my 19th century American literature class my favorite books were The Scarlet Letter and My Antonia. In my British literature classes I loved Austen and Woolf. I adore Hamlet, MacBeth and Lear, but I don’t like the King Henry plays. I don’t care for Hemingway. I thought Moby Dick was a bit long. I liked the beginning and the end, but all I remember about the middle was that there were four chapters on whale brains and one about whale penises. When there are no women in a book, I tend to lose interest. I’ve had a Bechdel test for books long before the Bechdel test was a thing. <Read More>