Thursday, December 12, 2013

A literary form

Author and presenter Melvyn Bragg appeared briefly on the Today programme this morning talking about Pliny the Younger.

Perhaps I misheard, but I was sure he said "eruption of Venus" rather than the eruption of Vesuvius described by Pliny the Elder ("eruption of Venus" sounds like a novel by Radclyffe Hall).

But I was intrigued to hear Melvyn Bragg say that Pliny the Younger was innovative in the way he made his letters into a literary form.  And this made me wonder if anyone is using blogs as a literary form.  Indeed, am I perhaps attempting this (in my usual clumsy and inept way) with this very blog.

No comments: