I had teacher once in junior high school who read to us most

What Makes Literature Great

It is a Little Willie rhyme written by me. There are thousands of these and I loved them as a kid. Every body and his dog has canada goose parka uk written one but now they appear in tomes such as 10,000 Old Jokes You Never Heard Of.

canada goose coats on sale Such is not great literature except to an old man likes me who likes to go back and read what he liked as a kid like, I Was a Headhunter and Jimmy Microbe. canada goose coats on sale

canada goose Much of what is great literature is tedious to read or down right boring to most people. Such literature is called the Classics. The Bible is considered great literature, which is what it is, but all in the Bible is not like the Book of Ruth, Job, or the Gospel of John, or even the Book of Acts. Some is horribly repetitious and downright boring. canada goose

The Revelation, perhaps taken from three early tracts (much taken from Daniel), is not understood by many people, even some of those who think they understand it. Is it a classic or just a curiosity?

Maybe one definition of a Classic could be that your English teacher made you read it. Poe is another winner.

buy canada goose jacket cheap I remember as a kid canada goose outlet buffalo we were told to read the Lance of Kanana by Harry W. canada goose factory outlet vancouver French where a boy shepherd wins his father’s respect by recovering a canada goose outlet winnipeg stolen caravan. I read every word canada goose parka outlet uk of my literature book but I could not stomach the boredom of that story. The teacher loved it. buy canada goose jacket cheap

I hear students suffering all the time because of some book assignment. They put it off to the end and finally go to canada goose kensington parka uk the canada goose factory outlet toronto location Internet to see if they canada goose outlet paypal can grab enough stuff to write a report while canada goose jacket uk they burn the midnight oil.

Canada Goose Parka If the book were worth their reading, they would be much more eager to read canada goose outlet mall it. It is the teachers job to inspire their students to read and just passing out a required reading canada goose parka outlet list is not enough. I had teacher once in junior high school who read to us most days. We loved to have her read to us and we learned to love the good stuff she was reading. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose deals Some think that you have to get used to great literature, especially the classics. thesis writing about what someone else wrote instead of writing their own original stuff. They become teachers and make you read the stuff you hate. canada goose deals

Canada Goose Jackets I once had an assignment in a speed reading course to outline a book. I was no kid. I had just come back from fighting a war where I was a 19 year old infantry platoon canada goose outlet nyc sergeant and I didn’t need a stupid assignment. I just grabbed a book with a detailed table of contents and submitted that. I think it was about John Fremont’s explorations of the West. Maybe the instructor thought with all our fast reading ability we could get a job outlining books. Canada Goose Jackets

canada goose clearance Now days I hear parents complain about reading assignments like Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a novel by D. H. Lawrence who has her ladyship, wife of an invalid, drift into the shack of the estate game keeper who puts flowers on her bare belly. canada goose clearance

canada goose coats It seems that parents have read every controversial book in existence and they say, «I don’t want my kid reading that trash. Let’s go down to the library and rip it off the shelf and burn it in the street.» canada goose coats

Book burning is a great past time of dictators.

Canada Goose Outlet My definition of great literature is that it is the stuff that makes the best seller list because it has been accepted by a large group of readers. I know you can say that the Sunday comics and Parade Magazine is canada goose outlet miami great literature. You can also say that what I’m calling great official canada goose outlet literature is next years trash and will not be called classical. Canada Goose Outlet

buy canada goose jacket Hemingway was canada goose outlet uk great because he was an artist with words that read like paint, a perfectionist with great stories to tell. Ole! buy canada goose jacket

canada goose black friday sale Jack London was like Hemingway or rather, vice versus, with great adventure stories. You could hear ship timbers creaking or feel your feet freezing. canada goose black friday sale

Robert Lewis Stevenson was great because he appealed to children with his adventures. (He died, never being well one day of his life, but he said that if the never got out of bed because he was sick canada goose outlet , nothing would be accomplished. He is one of my heros.)

Canada Goose online Steven King is great because he tells a good yarn and delves where others don’t go. But I personally think that the Shawshank Redemption was his greatest novel, although short, and the movie was a perfect portrayal of the novel. His writing is excellent but I don’t always dig his stories. Canada Goose online

canada goose store J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is read far and wide. I don’t like that kind of stuff myself but about everybody I know does. He gets technical but sometimes overly simplifies things for we tech types. That may be what they are doing with Clancy. James A. Michener wrote a lot of good stuff in his early days before we were bombarded with historical fiction with the staff canada goose jacket outlet store digging up information by the ton. canada goose store

J. K. Rowling, a woman with a man’s name demanded canada goose outlet uk sale by her publisher, wrote at least seven Harry Potter novels. I can’t stand them myself but they are loved by young and old. She is now writing mystery novels and her first one will soon be out.

canadian goose jacket Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series which my wife’s care giver’s son said is about kids killing kids. That is what he said. He says it is very well written. His mother says it is futuristic SciFi. Not for me but fodder for many. Each does as they please. To me, if the story is not my cup of tea, then no matter how good the actual writing is, I’m just not reading it. canadian goose jacket

cheap Canada Goose When I wrote a novel about Nazis in America, I didn’t know exactly what the story was. I read the first draft and chucked it into the garbage can https://www.winterdownparkas.com , not relying on it a reference. canada goose outlet online I knew the story and I just sat down and rewrote the book. cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose sale My point is that if there is no compelling story, forget it. Dump it! Canada Goose sale

I did just that when I wrote a novel years ago. I wrote seven boring chapters and dumped it because the story was not there.

canada goose clearance sale I don’t write long stuff any more, just crummy articles like this. I have to write and that is it. But I miss the characters bugging me to let them take over the book. When I wrote a western saga, one character was so strong, I had to downplay him to make sure the action was focused on my protagonist. I wrote a new canada goose outlet store calgary novel starring this character. canada goose clearance sale

I would tell you the names of those books but the editors here would reject the article because of self aggrandizement. I said that I canada goose outlet london no longer write novels. I’m 80 years old. I’m not building a career canada goose uk site.