|Chekhov, the writer's writer|
I found Edmund White's list most sympatico: Anna Karenina; The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald; Chekhov; The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst; Lolita; Nothing by Henry Green; Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet; Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust; A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood; The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. Was I a gay male writer in another life?
In future discussions such as this, I reckon we will be able to zap a list of our favorite books (or of our entire library) from our reading devices!
Would anyone be able to pass on their top 10? I would find it exceedingly difficult!
|G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1955) first printing. From facsimiledustjackets.com|