Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Forgotten Stories

A few days ago I was thinking about authors, and how so many of the wonderful stories we read will be forgotten in 100 or even 50 years. It got me wondering about what we were missing out on, the stuff that was written in the early 1900s. And also what would last from our time.

1 comment:

Allegra said...

I think that a few of today's books will become classics. One, I'm fairly certain, will be the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I'm also confident in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and most of the books by the likes of Tamora Pierce. In genres outside of YA/middle grade fantasy, I can't say, because I don't read much of it!
I've often though of the "forgotten stories" concept, too. I'm sure there are plenty of older books that are just as good as out modern favorites, yet aren't considered classics like the works of Charles Dickens or Louisa May Alcott. I do think, though, that 19th- and 20th-century children's literature doesn't, for the most part, live up to our standards today. I'd bet most of it is moral-filled and maybe a bit babyish.
By the way, I love your site; welcome to the book blogosphere. Keep up the great work.


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