Monday, June 11, 2012

What Girls Are Reading

Some people watch hip TV for the clothing and styles.  Some for the music.

 So I'm watching HBO's "Girls" and I notice what they're reading.  Of course, it isn't for long.  People on TV don't read.  We'd be bored watching people read.

Anyway, the show I was watching -- and I'm at least a week behind -- had Hannah (played by Lena Dunham) reading her boyfriend's copy of  Saul Bellow's Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories.

Hey, I'm not the only one who notices these things.  The New Yorker did (in a nice article) and someone on a Tumblr thingy.  Someone even posted the photo below in "Fictional Characters Reading Books."

Good for Hannah!  Bellow was a great writer -- maybe the best American of the 20th century.  A Nobel, a Pulitzer, and three National Book Awards.  Seize the Day, Henderson the Rain King, Humboldt's Gift.

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