Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ten top readers of fiction in fiction

Hannah Jane Parkinson is a writer on pop culture, lifestyle and the arts, and performs poetry around Oxford, on evenings when Coronation Street isn't on. She likes reading, sauvignon blanc, laughing and Liverpool FC.

At the Guardian she tagged ten top readers of fiction in fiction, including:
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – read by Joan Holloway, Mad Men

In just the one hurried conversation about DH Lawrence’s controversial novel, we get a miniature sketch of the key women at advertising firm Sterling Cooper. “I can see why it got banned”, says Joan archly, before adding: “It’s just another testimony to how most people think marriage is a joke.”

Peggy, in her first-season wide-eyed innocence, asks to borrow it. Don Draper is also seen in one episode reading Frank O’Hara’s collection, Meditations in an Emergency. There are more Mad Men literary references here.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover is on Joni Rendon and Shannon McKenna Schmidt's list of nine works inspired by writers’ love lives.

--Marshal Zeringue