Unread Classics

February 20, 2013 | 4

Admit it: you never finished Finnegans Wake, did you?

is an intern for The Millions. She is a writer and recent graduate of Smith College living in Cambridge, MA. She blogs at rhiansasseen.com.


  1. I remember several years ago when the Modern Library named “Ulysses” the greatest novel of the 20th Century, several commentators wrote indignant responses which seemed to say indirectly “If it’s so great, how come I’VE never read it.” I tend to suspect a similar motive when I see headlines like this.

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