[CRG] Re: book discussion (spoilers)
- It wasn't only the upper classes who were educated 100 years ago.
Thomas Hardy was an artisan's son and he was the one who wrote the
book! His family were "peasants".
I'm sometimes quite amazed how uneducated college students are now.
40 years ago, we seem to have been much wider read, or is this the
rambling of an old person?
In quite serious discussions of authors such as Jane Austen, there is
far more discussion of film (movie) versions of the books, you get
the impression that people just don't read.
I did Latin at school for a year of an A Level course and read quite
a few of the authors you mention in the original. And loved TS Eliot
and the rest with their strange allusions.
But my daughter looks blank if I talk about them!
--- In classicsreadinggroup@y..., Karen <toasteroven515@y...> wrote:
> Deb, I too am amazed at how well educated the upper classes were
back then. While nowadays people know a lot about one particular
topic, like computers, back then people of good breeding were
supposed to be able to make conversation on all sorts of things.
Today I'm afraid we watch too much TV and the art of intellectual
conversation is lacking. And hard to find.
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