Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ten of the best nuns in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best nuns in literature.

One nun on the list:
Denis Diderot's Suzanne Simonin

Diderot's The Nun presents the fictional letters of a young woman forced into a convent by her parents. Suzanne tries to be a good Christian, but is tortured by her fellow nuns and finds herself the object of attention for a sexually predatory mother superior. No way out!
Read about the other nine nuns on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue