Monday, July 12, 2010

Ten of the best caves in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best caves in literature.

One book on the list:
A Passage to India by EM Forster

No one has ever been inside the celebrated Marabar Caves near Chandrapore, until Dr Aziz takes old Mrs Moore and young Miss Quested on a tour. Miss Quested is discombobulated by the caves' distinctive echo, and something bad happens to her. She accuses Aziz of assaulting her, but something weirder has happened down in the darkness – we never know quite what.
Read about another cave on the list.

A Passage to India also appears among Antonya Nelson's five most essential books.

--Marshal Zeringue