Friday, October 27, 2017

Top ten books about pastoral life

Rosamund Young is the author of The Secret Life of Cows.

One of her ten top books about pastoral life, as shared at the Guardian:
As You Like It by William Shakespeare

In this gorgeous pastoral comedy, city meets countryside with the same yawning lack of understanding as today. When the perfumed court jester Touchstone encounters the simple shepherd Corin, whose greatest pride, like mine, is “to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck”, he chastises him for getting a living by the “copulation of cattle”. Similar criticism today might be found on billboards alongside the M25.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue