Joycelyn Wee Wee itibaren Adamlı Köyü, 58760 Adamlı Köyü/Hafik/Sivas, Türkiye
i read this back in high school, and i fell in love with it harder than i had any other book. to this day, no book holds my heart as tightly as this. while aware and appreciative of symbolism before this book, i didn't really understand the literary tool until reading this book. i highly recommend it to everyone. *spoilers... sorta...* it's a truly amazing book that explores the emotions and sensations a young man goes through while growing up. it follows the boy stephen daedelus from infancy until about his 20s where he is the cognicient narator the whole time, which is why it's a bit confusing to read near the beginning. the confusion in searching for one's identity with such strong religious and nationalistic influences in his life really makes for a passionate story. don't want to give anything away. just know that it changed my life.... in a literary sense. :-)
Fun, but written by a criminal whose main objective was to make the Arthurian legends a decidedly french story. Lancelot was entirely fictional, a french knight whose stories were aimed at inflating the french ego, (how coulg Gawain, an englishman from the Orkneys, be the greatest knight in the world?) However, Mallory provided some of the earliest tales and has drawn the picture of what the Arthurian legends have become in modern culture. Despite the impossibilities of historical accuracy, (as far as we know, Arthur MAY have lived, just not like that) Mallory is always a good read.