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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- Franz Kafka VERSUS Laura Ingalls Wilder


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Franz Kafka Vs. Jean-Paul Sartre) with a final score of 4-3 was Franz Kafka.

Based on the single short story each that I've read (Kafka's "In The Penal Colony" and Sartre's "The Wall"), I'd have probably gone with Kafka last week, too. Though I totally acknowledge how unfair that is. Sartre is best known as a philosopher, of course, but I haven't read anything like that by him. In fact, my philosophy reading has been scant to say the least. After reading Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, I've been sworn off philosophy for some time. Perhaps it's time to remedy that. Philosophy challenge anyone?

This week I'm keeping things a little simpler, reflecting back on the good ol' days. You'll also have three whole weeks to vote this time around. I'm not back from England until the 26th. However, in the meantime, I'd still check back here-- I've got a few posts written and scheduled ahead of time.

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (April 1st, 2009), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?

18 comments:

Allison said...

Happy Travels! Say hello to England for me. :)

I sent you something to your hotmail the other day...tunes for the journey!

Beth F said...

Travel safely. Childhood favorite wins for me. I could never vote against LIW.

raidergirl3 said...

I haven't been very familiar with the authors lately in the GWC, but I'm in now!
From the memories of little girls everywhere (in North AMerica): Laura Ingalls Wilder

Melanie said...

What a comparison! I'll say Laura Ingalls just because.

Nicola said...

This is a no-brainer, John!

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Book Psmith said...

Here's one I can vote for since I have read both:) Definitely Wilder!

Daibhin said...

LIW - She had such a profound affect on my childhood and love for books! She also preserved, in writing, a time and way of life for generations to come.

Anonymous said...

Kafka...

Laura Ingles Wilder is too bizarre for me...

-Myshkin.

C. B. James said...

I'm going to go with Kafka because he suffered more for his art.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I spent far too much time reading Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child not to vote for her.

gypsysmom said...

Another vote for Laura. I'll take blizzards on the prairie over giant cockroaches any day.

I envy you your trip. Pick a primrose for me.

Bybee said...

Laura! Laura! Laura!

Kate said...

And let me add my vote for Laura Ingalls Wilder.

PeachyTO said...

WILDER! Alllll the way.

Hope you're having a grand old time in England.

Cheerio

Susan said...

Happy travels, where are you going in England?

And sorry, it's Laura Ingalls Wilder all the way for me!

Sandra said...

Nothing against Wilder but Kafka it is for me.

Kathi D said...

FRANZ KAFKA!!! The man who said "Begin to see who you are, instead of calculating what is to become of you."
Definitely. Kafka.

Historia said...

Laura Ingalls Wilder anytime!!!!