Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Classics long and short ...

... I ponder Putting the classics on a diet.

1 comment:

  1. There is also this timely nugget on condensed books from Thomas Wharton's 2004 book of short fiction 'Logogryph: A Bibliography of Imaginary Books' which I recently reviewed at Book Patrol:

    "For those readers with no time for relaxed, contemplative involvement in fiction, this novel offers a delightful alternative. The substance of its original nine-hundred page bulk has been judiciously plucked, abridged, pulverized, filtered, dried and re-constituted; then this concentrated version has been repackaged in a contemporary and easily acceptable form."