Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Fish



"My mother is a fish," is perhaps the shortest chapter ever written. Chapter 19 of the great classic, As I Lay Dying, these enigmatic words are uttered by Vardaman, a ten year old child.

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What do you make of these words? Do share your views.

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Entry for the letter F.





2 comments:

  1. Context! Need context!

    That said, this does sound exactly like those weirdly prophetic things kids sometimes blurt out. The tone is just right.

    I'm glad this book on my TBR list. I will enjoy seeing these words again someday.

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  2. Dear Jane

    Even the context will not make it very clear. But here it is: Vardaman is a ten year old boy who has caught a fish and now sees his mother being nailed in a coffin. These are his inarticulate attempts at understanding Death.

    I loved the book. Take it out from your TBR pile and read it now.

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