Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ten of the top imaginary meetings in literature

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

One entry on the list:
Aristotle and Descartes

On the island of Glubbdubdrib, visited by Lemuel Gulliver in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, all meetings are possible, for it is populated by ghosts. Gulliver summons the greatest ancient and modern philosophers and gets them to "explain their systems" to each other.
Read about another entry on the list.

Gulliver's Travels appears on Conn Iggulden's top ten list of books about tiny people, Antonio Carluccio's list of his six favorite books, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best vegetables in literature; it is one of Neil deGrasse Tyson's 5 most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue