Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ten best marital arguments in literature

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

One heartbreaking fight on the list:
On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan

The best thing about this novel is the final bitter argument between husband and wife on the disastrous first night of their honeymoon. McEwan lets you see how each had the chance to relent, but resentment keeps making the cruellest jibe the most tempting thing to say.
Read about all ten marital rows on Mullan's list.

On Chesil Beach also appears on Eli Gottlieb's top 10 scenes from the battle of the sexes.

--Marshal Zeringue