Posts tagged ‘Italy’
Hey, Challengers! It’s time for our first Spring 2011 Classics Challenge Discussion Post! You can participate here or at your own blog (just remember to use the above badge if you do so!). Wherever you choose to discuss, all participants will be entered to win a completely beautiful Penguin Clothbound Classic. So definitely go for it!
Next week, we’ll be looking at Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, which I thought would pair nicely with A Room with a View. As ever, the questions below are just starters, so if there is something you wanted to discuss related to Forster’s book but that I didn’t bring up, definitely comment below! Here we go:
How much “real” Italy to the British travelers really want or expect? How much of Britain intrudes upon their Italy experience? Upon arriving in Italy, Lucy and Charlotte are hugely annoyed that their pension is just like being in London. But later, when they go out for a drive and their Italian driver gets a bit handsy with his lady-friend, the Brits oust the girl for being improper and go off to have, basically, an English country picnic. Do they seem to desire authenticity or just the facade of it? (more…)