I read weirder things than this on my box of breakfast cereal.

March 23, 2005

A couple of weeks ago I had the kids read the short story The Nose by Nikolai Gogol and then write me a one-page thing on the class identity of the characters.

Many of the kids thought the story was strange. One told me that this was the weirdest story she had ever read.

I gave into temptation, and wrote in the margin of her paper:

"then you need to read more."

But then, maybe I just like to read very weird things. I found "The Nose" to be a perfectly reasonable bit of surrealism. And I like surrealism.

Posted by Red Ted at March 23, 2005 08:52 PM | TrackBack