Saturday, May 2, 2009
Poe Fridays (on Saturday)
This week's selection is Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling - whew, it's exhausting just typing that out! (Click on the title for a link to full text.)
Honestly, I can't even take a stab at reviewing this story, because it was almost incomprehensible to me. I think it revolves around an Irishman who is poking fun at a Frenchman, but Poe's use of dialect completely flummoxed me. I felt like I was reading in another language. I admit I don't read dialects well - often I get frustrated, and give up too soon. But this was in a class by itself, and I was not able to find anything entertaining about it.
Next week we will read the poem, To One in Paradise. Poe Fridays is hosted by Kristen at WeBeReading.