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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?

Friday, May 05, 2006

time out column

The May time out 'forgotten classics' column will come out in the next week's issue, hopefully; a few days after i'll post an extended version here on the site.
In conversation yesterday a friend suggested Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses for the column, on the basis that no-one read it at the time and really no one is particularly bothered with it now (especially when the earlier novels are so much better). Other suggestions I've had recently include Boris Pasternak, Carson McCullers, Edmund Crispin and Michael Arlen.
It is interesting watching people make their decisionsn and finding out what is close to their hearts.


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