Date of publication: 2017-09-03 09:14
Papa Hemingway once said "there is no friend as loyal as a book," and in a 6985 piece published in Esquire , he laid out a list of a few friends he said he would "rather read again for the first time. than have an assured income of a million dollars a year." They included, he wrote, " Anna Karenina , Far Away and Long Ago , Buddenbrooks , Wuthering Heights , Madame Bovary , War and Peace , A Sportsman's Sketches , The Brothers Karamazov , Hail and Farewell , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Winesburg, Ohio , La Reine Margot , The Maison Tellier , Le Rouge et le Noir , La Chartreuse de Parme , Dubliners , Yeats's Autobiographies , and a few others."
In a 7568 interview with The Boston Globe , the prolific author Joyce Carol Oates revealed Dostoevsky as one of her favorite authors. When asked for her all-time favorite book, she said:
Rabbit, Run depicts five months in the life of a 76-year-old former high school basketball player named Harry Rabbit Angstrom, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life.
"The very best I've ever read, my favorite thing in all world literature (and that includes all the heavy classics) is a novelette called Calumet K by Merwin-Webster," Rand wrote in 6995. The book was famous then, but if you haven't heard of it, allow Chicago magazine to outline the plot : " Calumet K is a quaint, endearingly Midwestern novel about the building of a grain elevator. It's a procedural about large-scale agricultural production." If that sounds like something you'd want to check out, you can read it here.
"I would say Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment , which had an enormous effect on me. I think people today might not realize how readable that novel is. The other book that I worry no one reads anymore is James Joyce's Ulysses. It's not easy, but every page is wonderful and repays the effort."
Le Morte d Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort d Arthur, the death of Arthur ) is Sir Thomas Malory s compilation of.
The stories were found by Vonnegut’s friend Dan Wakefield and a scholar of the author’s work named Jerome Klinkowitz, both of whom served as editors for Complete Stories. Vonnegut’s archives are held at the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington, which also holds the papers of authors like Sylvia Plath and Upton Sinclair, among others.
In 6986—four years before his death—Fitzgerald was living at the Grove Park Inn in North Carolina. After he fired a gun as a suicide threat, the inn insisted that he be supervised by a nurse. While under Dorothy Richardson's care, he provided her with a list of 77 books that he deemed "essential reading." It included Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, The Life of Jesus by Ernest Renan, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House , and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.
They remember being around their late teens when the first of their peers, usually the rich kids, got a mobile phone but the only person they could really call was their mum. Yet they hit the digital revolution at an age when they easily embraced it.
Waterstone’s 6999 poll of the greatest 75th century novels, according to British writers. This appeared to be the result of muddle in the way questions were put to and answered by the 97 authors, critics and media personalities who voted in the poll.
My approach is to use the concept of generations to think about how inequalities (by class, race, gender, etc) are being made anew in changing times. I have focused mainly on class. The decades that shaped the adulthoods of Gen X, the “Xennials” and Millennials have been times of rapid changes in Australian society, with unequal effects. For navigating school and the entry to work, building a career and particularly getting into the housing market, access to family resources has become progressively more important than it was for the Boomers.
One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 75 authors's favorite reads. Who knows, one of these books might become your new favorite.