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10 biggest books of all time, according to 125 top authors (free download)
Made up of Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and Fellini film, this 2012 graduate listing came together when Sight & Sound (the British Film Institute's feature film journal) invited contemporaries' reviewers and filmmakers to name their 12 favourite film. Almost 900 cinepiles replied, and from these entries a meta-list of 10 was selected.
So, how about something like that for books, you wonder? We can look back on 2007 when J. Peder Zane, the publisher of Raleigh News & Observer, asked 125 top authors to name their favourite books - authors such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud and Michael Chabon.
All of the listings have been put together in a revised Top Ten collection: Authors choose their favorite books and then start with an outlist, "The Top Ten". It was Zane who described the method behind the above listing as follows: "Each work, each author, each timeframe could be chosen by the students.....
With ten points awarded for each first place winner, nine for each second place winner, etc., the results were presented in tabular form to produce the top ten lists - the "very best of the best". A brief listing will appear below, along with a link to electronical editions of the works. While we couldn't deliver this text, we have something peculiar - an audiorecording by Nabokov when he read a section of his disputed 1955 novel.
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