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Twenty-five favourite authors' textbooks
Being a good author is one of the keys to being a good author is to keep going on and on - and that doesn't stop once you've been out there. There are 25 favourite readings by writers. Maybe one of these will be your new favourite. "Best I have ever seen is a novel by Merwin-Webster named Calumet K," Rand said in 1945.
It was a popular novel at the time, but if you haven't yet gotten to know it, allow Chicago Mag to sketch the plot: "Calumet K is a picturesque, endearing Midwester novel about the construction of a silo of cereals? "You can find out if this is something you want to see here.
Dad Hemingway once said: "There is no lover as loyally devoted as a book", and in a play released in Esquire in 1935 he presented a register of some acquaintances whom he said he would "rather be reading again for the first reading.... than to have a guaranteed annual salary of a million USdollar.
" It was not the first book he had written: "Anna Karenina, Far Away and Long Ago, Buddenbrooks, Wuthering Heights, Madame Bovary, War and Peace, A Sportsman's Sketches, The Brothers Karamazov, Hail and Farewell, " Just a year before Hemingway had a booklisting of 14 for an upcoming author who was hitchhiking to Florida to see him.
There were some of the above mentioned novels and two of Stephen Crane's work. Writer and writer Joan Didion Didion, in an exclusive Paris Review report, named Conrad's win "perhaps my favourite textbook in the world"..... "The favourite sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury's favourite novels, which he reviewed in an 83-year-old 2003 Barnes & Noble review, are somewhat surprising.
Some of them, Bradbury said, were "The collective etchings of George Bernard Shaw, which contain all the humanity' s intelligentsia over the last hundred years and perhaps more", works by Loren Eisley, "who is our greatest poet/essayist of the last 40 years", and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick: "It is obvious that his influence on my whole existence lasts for more than 50 years.
" His most influential - and probably popular - works were those in Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter: Warlord of Mars serial. "They came into my world when I was 10 years old and made me walk on the lawn of sommer, hold up my hand and ask Mars to take me home," Bradbury said.
"I began writing in a brief period of my life and have been continuing this trial ever since, all because of Mr. Burroughs. "It is probably not strange that the writer of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, said that J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, whom he first studied in middle school, "is still a very admirable book".
" However, he recently found inspirations in a newer volume he suggested in a recent article in the magazine: "I' m not going to soon lose Station 11," he said. As Emily St. John Mandel's novel about a group of comedians in a recently post-apocalyptic company, he said, "is a profoundly melancholic novel, but nicely composed, and marvelously elegant... a novel that I will long recall and to which I will revert.
" Asked about her favourite novels by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn in a Reddit AMA 2014, she exclaimed her "Comfort Food" book - the kind of "You get it when you feel moody and nothing reads well" - including Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Son.
While interviewing a France TV channel in the 1950', the Lolita writer composed all his own works on memo postcards, "which were "gradually imitated, extended and re-arranged until they became his novels," says The Paris Review, a catalogue of what he regarded as great literature:
The Metamorphosis, Andrei Bely's Petersburg and "the first half of Proust's fairytale, In Search of Lost Time" by James Joyce's Ulysses. "She has written classic works such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma and has herself been avid readers of novels, poems and theatre pieces, among them The Corsair by Lord Byron, Madame de Genlis' Olimpe and Theophile and The Secrets of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe.
However, a clear favourite was Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison. Twain replied in 1887 to a note from Reverend Charles D. Crane, a Maine minister who probably asked about Twain's advice for young boy and girl and the authors' favourite literature (Crane's note is unfortunately lost).
Including B.B., whom he said was "a novel I have written a few years ago, not for publishing, but only for my own personal reading". "The interesting novelist is in love with Jane Gardam's Old Filth. "It is an exciting, courageous and funny novel by a famous English novelist that I found out late," she commented.
"Can' t say I was reading something other than Old Filth, which turns out to me to be a unique novel with opalescence, a thing of great pleasure to its happy readership. "The celebrated writer of The Devil in the White City has called the hawk of Malta his "all-time personnel favorite":
"This is a great story, the character, the dialogue that John Huston took literally for his script for the film of the same name. Under Dorothy Richardson's supervision, he provided her with a catalogue of 22 works which he considered "essential reading".
" Among them were Sister Carrie of Theodore Dreiser, The Life of Jesus by Ernest Renan, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. The MacArthur Fellow and award-winning novelist from Claire of the Sea Light, The Dew Breaker, and Brother, I'm Managing told Time. com, her favourite reading is Love, Anger, Madness, by Marie Vieux-Chauvet, from Haiti.
"I' ve studied and re-read this volume for many years, both in French and in English," she said. "Every new thing I come across that makes me want to keep rereading it. "Beckett, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969 and was the writer of Wariting for Godot, was always a person, even after he had found recognition for his work.
From 1941 to 1956, a book of the author's epistles was released in 2011, giving the rest of the globe an insight into his friendship and ways of learning to read. Beckmett has written about many of these in his correspondence: In 80 Jules Verne Day's Around the Worlds he described as "living stuff", writing that his 4th Effi Briest lecture by Theodor Fontane created "the same old teardrops in the same old places", and that for a long while he liked "The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger" more than anything else.
" One play for the Washington Post in 2012 featured the writer R.L. Stine Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine, and called it "one of the most widely misjudged textbooks ever". Bradbury's lyric portrayal of growth in the Midwest in a period that probably never happened is the kind of wonderful old-fashionedness that few writers have attained.
" Jing Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase), written by an unknown writer, is the favourite song of Joy Luck Club writer Amy Tan. "I' d describe it as a pamphlet of bad habits for the depraved," she said. "For her favourite novel, Harry Potter and The Silkworm writer J.K. Rowling (she pseudonymously composed the latter) went with a classic:
"About Austen, Virginia Woolf said: "For a great author, she was the hardest to capture in the act of greatness," which is a fantastical line," Rowling said. "One of her favourite childhood textbooks was The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit, whom Rowling named "the children's book author I identified with the most".
Treasure Hunters' story was a groundbreaking children's play. The Oswald is a very realistic storyteller, at a times when most folks were composing moral pieces for them. "The writer and writer had a number of favourite novels, among them Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, the Bible, Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
"By the time I saw Alcott, I knew these young women she was telling me were all white," said Agelou. "It was one of the first'adult' textbooks that inspired me with the subject of languages. "The writer of the Tropic of Cancer has written an encyclopedia which he stated in the preface:"[treated] literature as a life-sustaining one.
" There was an attachment in the textbook of my lifetime entitled "100 Most Influential Books"; Wuthering Heights, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Les Miserables, and Leaves of Grass all made the edit. Though one of the author's favourite Wrath and East of Eden literature was Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, his first favourite was Le Morte d'Arthur, a compilation of Arthur stories by Sir Thomas Malory, which Steinbeck was given as a present when he was 9 years old It was a great impact on the author's work and eventually resulted in The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, which Steinbeck was hoping, "the best work of my time and the most content.
" It had only finished seven sections of the volume when it passed away in 1968; it was released eight years later after that. The best-selling memoirs were written by Wild, and when she embarked on her trip to the Pacific Coast Trail, she only had room for two of them. The Dream of a Common Language was one of them.
She' had been reading it so many of the time that she knew it by heart. In Wild she explains the decision to carry the additional load in her backpack: "In recent years certain words had become like conjurations for me, words that I had sung to myself through my sadness and bewilderment.
It was a comfort, an old boyfriend, and when I had it in my first hold on the track on my first day, I didn't feel sorry for wearing it as an itch - although wearing it means I couldn't have more than a clue under its heft. "At one point during her strenuous walk, she thinks about incinerating the notebook to reduce her backpack load, as she did with other notebooks she was reading along the way.
"She wrote that there was no need not to incinerate this work. "In a 2013 review of The Boston Globe, the productive writer Joyce Carol Oates unveiled Dostoevsky as one of her favourite writers. Asked about her favourite novel, she said: And the other one that no one will read is James Joyce's Elysses.
" To commemorate the release of her latest novel, Dis Mem Ber in June 2017, Oates also announced her latest readings with The Week. Included in Anthony Marras Bücher A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and The Tsar of Love and Techno, Atticus Lish's preisgekrönte Preparation for the Next Life, Whitney Terrell's Iraq War Roman The Good Lieutenant, T. Geronimo Johnson's satirical Welcome to Braggsville und den zeitreisenden Sci-Fi Roman Version Control von Dexter Palmer.
Saunders, one of the most renowned authors of contemporary stories, published some of his favourite Oprah Winfrey's O magazines in 2014. Favourites for the writer of best-selling films such as Tenth of December and Lincoln in Bardo? In the Garden of the Northeastern American Martyrs (a novel that persuaded Saunders to go to Syracuse University to work with Wolff ), Michael Herr's Vietnam memoroir Dispatches, Stuart Dybek's The Coast of Chicago Kurzgeschichtensammlung, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and some classic works of Russia music - Isaac Babel's The Red Calvary, The Portable Chekhov and Nicolai Gogol's Dead So
Celebrated in 2016, loving writer Judy Bloom collaborated with The Strand, a New York City bookshop, on some of her favorites. Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans' classical children's novel, she wrote, was "the first one that I have fallen in romance with in the Elizabeth [New Jersey] pubic archive. "She wrote: "I really liked it so much that I hid it so my mom couldn't take it back to the lib.
Thought it was the only copy of the word. This was the first volume I purchased for my daughter's collection when she was firstborn. "I' m always amazed," she wrote.