Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ten best floods in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best floods in literature.

One book on the list:
Waterland by Graham Swift

The fenland town of Gildsey is used to floods (the main road is Water Street) but just survives the great 19th-century inundation that carries away gravestones, rips lock gates apart and sends empty lighters "drifting at random over former fields of wheat and potatoes".
Read about another flood on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue