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forgotten classics

'Reading neglected writers so you don't have to' A Time Out column and a blog for books that seem to be undeservedly forgotten, from John Galsworthy to Rose Macaulay, from Amos Tutuola to DH Lawrence, from W. Somerset Maugham to Fanny Burney. What books do you think we should revive? If you love a writer who has lapsed in popularity please let me know! Are my choices controversial?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Other choices for columns

I went home this weekend and raided my mum's mid-60s University English student bookshelf for some more top books that haven't seen the light for a while. Here are those that I came up with:
Katherine Mansfield, In a German Pension (Mansfield is an absolute genius)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (required reading when I was 14; post-the fall of Communism what has happened to Solzhenitsyn's reputation?)
John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat
Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner
Cesare Pavese, The Devil in the Hills
Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin
Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield
Edmund Gosse, Father and Son
Iris Murdoch, The Flight from the Enchanter (everyone's seen the movie and read the memoir; who actually buys the fiction?)
Edgar Mittelholzer, The Jilkington Drama
Anthony Hope, Rupert of Hentzau
Lawrence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey


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