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There were other grievances aside, this year we got some good books to roll ourselves together with. Everything from fact to fantasy, from long readings to shorts, from graphical books to poems, here is what we love in 2016. Would you like great weekly reviews in your mail? Verify your mailbox and validate your subscriptions now!
Book of the Year: Authors about their favorite books of 2016
My favorite written policy this year is the Penguin The Return memorandum. Undoubtedly the best policy paper of the year was Tim Shipman's masterful All Out War (William Collins), an exhausting but quick report on the EU referees. However, after Donald Trump's choice, Gary Younge's latest novel paves the way to the top of the pile:
The new emphasis of Myles' hard-speaking, lyric autobiographic novel about a woman author who discovered things in the 1960' is the lack of information for anyone who has only been reading the masculine US rhythm authors. Fall by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) is a transzendental scripture about arts, deaths, politics, falsehoods, trees and all the aspects of it.
And I like big and nice books. It' a very long discussion about the arts, all of which is accompanied by illustrations, and it is a real joy to see - and enjoy reading. It is a strange and miraculous experience when a novel changes the way you look at the outside of you; and that was the case with David Szalay's All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape).
The book consists of nine interconnected narratives in which men of all age groups, nations and grades travel through different parts of Europe. It' s too subtile a concept to be called wrecking, but no one who has ever seen it has ever been able to overlook it.
It is a highly satisfactory but also very disturbing work. The choice is always difficult, but my favorite this year is The Noise of Time (Jonathan Cape) by Julian Barnes. Last year's Walter Kempowski's All for Nothing (Granta Books) is as thrilling as it is darkness. It is with great awe and, yes, a little jealousy of the authors' ability, fantasy and courage that I do both.
If you have taught Shakespeare's play most of your lifetime, you don't anticipate stumbling across a textbook that makes you think you haven't understood something about it. The Shakespeare's Binding Language (Oxford University Press) by John Kerrigan is one such novel that will help us find what most Elizabethan viewers would have understood about the river of swearings, swearing, promises in Shakespeare's work.
Although not easily readable, it is a deeply worthwhile work. This year Kerrie O'Brien, a young Irishman writer, released a volume entitled Illuminate (Salmon Poetry). In All One Breath (Jonathan Cape), for example, there are strokes that burn into your mind with the fire of the pain of recognizability.
If you fancy a long, celebratory stroll through the landscape, two current books will be your perfect companions. The Mary-Ann Ochota's Hidden Histories: a Spotter's Guidebook to the British Landscape (Frances Lincoln) is a military guidebook that opens your gaze to the landscape in a way that few books can compete with.
It goes beyond the total of its parts. Her other serious examination of the poem books is by the Canadian Anne Carson. The pamphlet series " whose order is notfixed ", Float (Jonathan Cape), is a bright and challenging view of the world. It was a good year for books on that.
Robert J. Gordon's The Review and the Fall of African Growth (Princeton University Press) tells us why the years of improvement in the standard of living that ended in the 1970' will never come back. When you' re tired of the economy, two books from the first row of the capitalist crises, Greece, provide excellent current literature outlooks.
Christo's economous shorts about the backyards of Piraeus, gathered in Something Will Happen, You' ll See (Archipelago; in a beautiful interpretation by Karen Emmerich), were likened to Faulkner. At the same time David Grossman's novel A Horses Walk's Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape) is a stand-up comedian's game and a contemplation on the torments of being a victimized child, loosing a child, being an Israelis, being alone and aging, and asking yourself what your own world is.
Julie Myerson's novel The Stopped Heart (Jonathan Cape) combines two stories of infanticide: a historic and a modern one, both with a sense of emotion and evil sentiment. Quieter but just as spectacular was Olivia Laing's The Lonely City (Canongate), a wonderful reminder of a state of consciousness by painters from Hopper and Warhol to Wojnarowicz.
The Angel of History (Corsair) is a deeply wonderful novel that combines the politically with the personally in an unusual and new way. It'?s an exceptional work. The After Party (Tim Duggan Books), Jana Prikryl's first anthology, heralds her own speciality. It is a surprising line.
Do I have the right number of "fines" there? If you are interested in literature, you can read this compilation of brief novels, such as Awakening in Wonderland. The microstories consist of an at first sight unpleasantly shortened set of propositions that are fused to a coincidentally chosen set of non-sequences.
I" understand it" and I don't understand it at the same time, and the script is all the more pleasant for it. One of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau's death's epistles, first appeared in a highly edited issue in 1831-32, document the journeys of this little prince through England and Wales and are full of urgent and amusing observation of British civilization and customs.
It has now appeared in a new German istation by Linda Parshall (in the Dumbarton Oaks Library of Harvard University Press), where the weights have been renovated and the author's own artwork - many of which bear witness to his interest in parkland and garden ing - has been published in a magnificent, large-format book: a pleasure and a real gem.
A highlight of 2016 was the discovery of the Viennese painter Maria Lassnig when I went to a Tate Liverpool exhibition. This exhibition's catalog is certainly the most wonderful work I have purchased this year, and perhaps the most poignant: decades after decades of funny, expressionist and hard-line self-portraits, sometimes in the form of extraterrestrials or startlingly vivid domestic utensils.
I J Kay's Mountains of the Moon (Vintage), a novel about a corrupted and tireless lady, which I have been thinking about in lost memories since its first release in 2012. Amy Liptrot's The Outrun (Canongate), a replacement memoire for the exile orcadier returning from a shattered habit of craving in London, has been following me all year round.
Although I haven't quite become the type of man who will only be reading reports about the Stalingrad besiege, I' ve been disappointed by books compared to non-fiction lately. The most thrilling readings of 2016 were books that crossed: The Susannah Clapp's A Cards by Angela Carter (Bloomsbury), first released in 2012, have been re-released in a clear, lightweight and extremely enchanting series.
Surrounded by the post cards Clapp got from Carter during her many years of boyfriendship (including paintings of Charles and Di, Armadillos, sun-tanned halves of the seat and chicken-shaped trucks), the volume captures his theme on the piano and pins her "gift for a history in one word". The name Is Lucy Barton (Viking), a brief novel by Elizabeth Strout about an up-and-coming writer trapped in a New York clinic with a serious but unspecific disease, does not ring edifying - yet this is a full report about a relation between mom and girl, the weakness of remembrance and the strength of cure.
While Rachel Cusk's novel Transit (Jonathan Cape) is as superbly self-holding as its precursor Outline, with a shape that emerges from the long array of tales the storyteller hears: "Listening without open expression is the keys to a darkness comedy game in which the tracks of epic poems or even destiny are taken from the small streams of middle-class dining and candlestick.
aggie Nelson's The Argonauts (melville house) is not a convenient reading, but I was thrilled. We have a hard decision to make when it comes to being down in 2016, but a comforter was the divine delicacy: a book: I first met a genuine, life-lit script in 1960, when the British Museum in Dublin borrowed the Buch of Kells.
At that time there was no dark room, only the work on a rack, a man turning a page from time to time, a watchman and a kilometre-long snake. Here comes a volume that has almost the same effect. I' had never seen Diane Williams' writings before reading her collections of very brief tales Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (C B Editions).
In a way, Alice Oswald's Fallsing Awake (Jonathan Cape) is a compilation of natural poetry from England, but it is often filtrated by the classic myths. Granta Books leads us directly into the land of the bandits - the wasteland that lies between our own kind and every other kind of earth.