Monday, April 11, 2005

Of Interest

It's not just Montaigne today. Here are two links for your delectation: BuzzFlash has an interview with Barbara Ehrenreich in which she talks about how things are since she wrote Nickel and Dimed. An article about YA novels for girls and their tendency to be censored appears at Alternet. It mostly gushes about Judy Blume. The interesting thing is the list that appears with it of controversial YA novels through history (1868 to the present). It's nice to see Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon there. I never would have thought of them as controversial but considering they first appeared in 1930 and 1948 respectively, they were daring for their time.