The not sucking continues apace, but there seems to be time to do little else these days. A friend and colleague stuck her head in my room a couple of days ago to say that she misses me and is worried because every time she sees me I look stressed and frazzled. And that's not at all inaccurate, although I'd say I'm busy rather than stressed. That is, I'm feeling fully capable of doing everything that needs to be done; I'm just running out of hours of the day to get it all done.
Anyway, the end is in sight on two particular hectic-making projects, so I'm hoping that in short order I will be able to draw breath and relax a little, not to mention blogging. But in the meantime, I have a question for you:
If you were going to teach a year-long course entitled "Crime and Punishment," what texts would you want to teach? other than Dostoyevsky's novel, of course.
Any genre, any time period, any country (as long as the work has been translated into English, obviously).
I'm not doing badly on novels, and I have some play ideas, but I really need help with poetry. I've thought of Robert Browning's dramatic monologues but not much else, especially poetry that is lyric rather than narrative. Plus, I tend toward the English and American in my choices, so I'd be interested in hearing other suggestions. And both "crime" and "punishment" can be defined very broadly.
Any suggestions will be most appreciated!