Discerning Bibliophiles And Readers Who Enjoy Unforgettable Classic Literature, books You Must read Before You Die Is A Trove Of Reviews Covering A Century Of Memorable Writing Each Work Of Literature Featured Here Is A Seminal Work Key To Understanding And Appreciating The Written WordThe Featured Works Have Been Handpicked By A Team Of International Critics And Literary Luminaries, Including Derek Attridge World Expert On James Joyce , Cedric Watts Renowned Authority On Joseph Conrad And Graham Greene , Laura Marcus Noted Virginia Woolf [Peter Boxall] ß 1001 books You Must read Before You Die [womens-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download ã Expert , And David Mariott Poet And Expert On African American Literature , Among Some Twenty OthersAddictive, Browsable, Knowledgeable books You Must read Before You Die Will Be A Boon Companion For Anyone Who Loves Good Writing And An Inspiration For Anyone Who Is Just Beginning To Discover A Love Of books Each Entry Is Accompanied By An Authoritative Yet Opinionated Critical Essay Describing The Importance And Influence Of The Work In Question Also Included Are Publishing History And Career Details About The Authors, As Well As Reproductions Of Period Dust Jackets And Book Designs Edited 8 11 2010 to add Comment no 4 below in response to Paul s follow up question. First of all, don t tell me what I must do before I die. Just fuck off At Paul s behest, I m writing my reactions to this list not really the book, but give me a break the book is just a bunch of pretty pictures and blurbs defending their idiotic choices What s important is this shit for brains list. Comment no 1 First, they need a subtitle for 1001 books You Must read Before You Die I m thinking Including books That Will Make You Want to Die, Peel Your Skin Off, or Shoot Yourself in the Face might do the trick And who the hell just is this Dr Peter Boxall Does he know the definition of words like quiddity, esoteric, psychotic, random, fucking insane, etc I m hoping he does because all would apply to this half assed, biased list. Comment no 2 I take imm
There are so many literary awards these days but I think the following notable achievements have been TOTALLY MISSED So here are the All Time Award winners Best Keith Richard impersonation W H AudenAward for the Best exotic dance Colette and Diablo Cody tie Most transgendered author Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary, c est moi Ok, if you say soCreepiest family portrait The FitzgeraldsMost ridiculous hats, if that s what they are Rebecca West Author who most looked like their own books Jean RhysAuthor who least looked like their own books William BurroughsBest beard Samuel R DelanyCraziest beard Georges Perec Worst dancer Truman CapoteMost awed by his own talent Anthony BurgessBest fistfight between great authors Vargas Llosa versus Gabriel Garcia Marquez We give the award to the loser Best calypso singer Maya AngelouMost pretentious suit Tom WolfeBest interviewees Marg Has anyone thought of this already Surely they have. I wonder if it would be possible here on Goodreads to have a page listing all the 1001 books and here s the thing links to our own reviews of them maybe with a limit in the case of famous books with a zillion reviews It would be an interesting resource and would encourage people to review those which haven t got any reviews at all say, for instance, The Taebek Mountains by Jo Jung rae or Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga It would add to the GR fray, and that is what we are here for the fray HISTORY OF THE THREE EDITIONS OF 1001 books, IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING if you weren t wondering then move along, nothing to see here, this is for terminal list geeks only The original edition came out in 2006 and got a lot of stick for its eurocentricity and eccentricity what 10 Coetzee novels and 8 McEwans It looked a
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