Whether you need a 500-page novel that’s going to jolt your brain back into gear before lectures begin, or some short stories for the beach: this list of old and new works will keep you entertained over the holidays.
American literature massively overrated: Jhumpa Lahiri Jaipur, Jan 18 (PTI) Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri believes that American literature is massively overrated and that current reading habits are transformed by the mainstream.
'Scenes, I note, seldom illustrate my relation with Vanessa; it has been too deep for "scenes". Vanessa and I were both what we call tomboys; that is, we played cricket, scrambled over rocks, climbed trees, were said not to care for clothes and so on'.
A hilarious romance by a precocious nine-year-old. The fantasies of a septuagenarian foot fetishist. An aristocrat's life spent doing nothing on a sofa. John Sutherland choses little-known books that deserve to be treasured.
By MICHAEL CAINES Five years ago, to mark the seventieth anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath, Robert DeMott wrote a piece for the BBC in praise of John Steinbeck’s “prophetic” novel; he saw it as a work that testified to the tragedy of the Great Depression and that spoke “just as directly to the harsh realities of our own time”: “At this moment of global economic meltdown, when the whole world is gripped by severe financial recession (much of it caused by rapacious greed, fiscal malfeasance, and corporate arrogance), when groups around the globe are in migration from one kind...
Salarrué, Roque Dalton, Manlio Argueta, Marco Antonio Acosta, Claribel Alegría, Tirso Canales, José Roberto Cea, Alfonso Hernández, Miguel Huezo Mixco, Rafael Mendoza (Mayora), Alfonso Quijada Urías, Rutilio Sánchez, Jaime Suárez y Roberto Armijo han sido traducidos al árabe.
Salon The joy of literary destruction: Writers who broke all the rules Salon But there is something about Mailer's voice that I have always loved—not the voice of the fiction, which often strikes me as crude and undeveloped, but the sinuous,...