Monday, June 29, 2009

Ten of the best vegetables in literature

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

One title on the list:
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

At the Grand Academy of Lagado, Gulliver discovers a scientist who "has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers". His experiments were failing, however, "since this had been a very dear season for cucumbers".
Read about another book on Mullan's list.

Gulliver's Travels
is one of Neil deGrasse Tyson's 5 most important books.

Also see Mullan's list of the ten of the best pieces of fruit in literature and Adam Leith Gollner's top 10 fruit scenes in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue