- Tapa dura: 960 páginas
- Editor: Rizzoli; Edición: 01 (7 de febrero de 2036)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 9780789313706
- ISBN-13: 978-0789313706
- ASIN: 0789313707
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For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 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 word.The 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 expert), and David Mariott (poet and expert on African-American literature), among some twenty others.Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable1001 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.
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Dr. Peter Boxall is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on twentieth and twenty-first century fiction and drama.
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As I jotted down notes about books to read and books to re-read, I began to be aware of authors and books that didn't make the cut: Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged) and Shirley Jackson (The Lottery) to mention two much-read and discussed authors from the U. S., but how about P. G. Wodehouse whose enormous book sales might deem him a page in the book, or has he so aggrieved the book community by his behaviors all those many years ago that he is better forgotten? Or, maybe these omissions are simply a matter of "you can't include everyone" ...
In any case, I think this is a great book, wish it had even more photos of clever and artistic book covers, and am now off to page through the equally fabulous-looking book by the same publisher, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, and thankfully it is lighter at only 4.5 pounds!
A quick examination shows a volume weighted heavily towards contemporary literature. More than 700 of its 900+ pages are devoted to 20th and 21st century works. While I don't doubt that many, if not most, of these works are worth reading, I would question the notion that all have and will continue to have a great impact on world thought. While I am heartened to find works by many non-Western authors within the same two chapters, I have to wonder why so few appear in earlier chapters. I also can't help but wonder about why pre-eighteenth century literature is limited to about 20 pages, and we go from Aesop to the 19th century in about 150 pages.
I spent a couple of hours marking each book I'd already read - an occupation more amusing than useful - and discovered to my dismay that I'm not nearly as well-read as I'd hoped. At least by the standards of this book. And yet by most standards I know I am well-read. Again, curious.
In all honesty, as interesting and even useful as I find this book, I find that my objections to both inclusions and exclusions to be about equal. While the commentary is good, often fascinating, I don't see that it can make up for the weight given to contemporary and Western literature, particularly English-language works.