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  1. Corinne
    Corinne August 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    This is SO WELL DONE. Beautiful. Thanks for putting it together :)

  2. S. Krishna
    S. Krishna August 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    What a great collection of links! I can’t wait to go through them!

  3. Nymeth
    Nymeth August 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    You did a fantastic job, Rebecca! I can’t actually think of anything I wanted to see included that is missing, but the classic I want to read next is The Iliad. I read The Odyssey, but not that one. As for retellings, I recently read and absolutely loved Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, which retells part of The Aeneid.

  4. Amanda
    Amanda August 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    Wow, you did a wonderful job Rebecca!

  5. Emily
    Emily August 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    Oh, I’m SO GLAD someone reviewed If Not, Winter! I didn’t think to submit my review of it for the carnival, but it’s one of my favorite books of poetry of all time. And the review was lovely, too.

    Just really well-done all around, Rebecca. Thanks so much for putting it together. And I’m with you on Utopia – no thanks, Mr. More! I studied it in my senior seminar in college, and delving into More’s biography only makes Utopia seem creepier than it already did. Fascinating, but creepy.

  6. Jackie (Literary Escapism)
    Jackie (Literary Escapism) August 18, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    holy cow…this is awesome!

  7. Stefanie
    Stefanie August 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm |

    Well done Rebecca! It’s fun reading what so many other people thought of these really old books and it’s nice to know there are still plenty of people reading them!

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  9. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth August 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    Hello! I’m writing to let you know that you have been nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award for Best Literary Fiction Blog. Please email me ASAP at elischulenburg@gmail.com for more information on your nomination. (FYI – the deadline is Friday, August 21.) Congratulations!

  10. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid August 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    Corinne, S Krishna, Amanda, and Jackie, I’m glad you all like the carnival! Enjoy reading all the posts!

    Nymeth, Lavinia sounds interesting. I have never yet read the Aeneid, so I’m curious about that. Maybe after I finish it (hopefully soon!)

    Emily, I know, carnivals are always a “oh why didn’t I submit that” kind of thing for me too.” And yeah, no more More for me, please. Not right now.

    Stefanie, that’s why I wanted to do this subject: to show that there are lots of folks out there reading these books!

    Elizabeth, wow, thanks! I sent you an email.

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  12. verbivore
    verbivore August 19, 2009 at 3:52 am |

    What a wonderful Carnival – I’ve got lots of sites to check out now. Thank you for putting this together!

  13. BooksPlease
    BooksPlease August 19, 2009 at 4:15 am |

    This is a work of art in itself – really great, so much to read. Thanks for including my post on Dante.

  14. Jason Gignac
    Jason Gignac August 19, 2009 at 7:28 am |

    So, have you read any that were just real rotters? I read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and it was… bizarre, and not particularly edifying, I know.

  15. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid August 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    verbivore and BooksPlease, thanks and enjoy reading the posts!

    Jason, I thought about asking that question, but then I thought to stay positive. :) I haven’t read any that I hated very much. I don’t remember reading Gawain but I was kind of in a daze when I studied some of the old classics at age 19. I may have read it.

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  17. Heather J.
    Heather J. August 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm |

    This is a GREAT list! There are a few on there that I’d like to read in the future. And I was glad to be reminded of THE PRINCE – it is an amazingly relevant little book, and I enjoyed reading way back when.

  18. tanabata
    tanabata August 21, 2009 at 6:14 am |

    You’ve put together a wonderful carnival! It’s really interesting to see all these ‘really old classics’ from around the world. Thanks for including my link. I keep meaning to read The Tale of Genji so hopefully I’ll get to that sometime before too long.

  19. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid August 21, 2009 at 7:16 am |

    Heather J., I’m glad you like it! I still haven’t read The Prince, must check it out.

    Tanabata, I intend to some day too!

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