Sunday, March 06, 2016

Ten of the best novels by poets

Poet and novelist Naja Marie Aidt's books include the novel Rock, Paper, Scissors. One of her ten favorite novels by poets, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein

Although best known as a writer of poems, Gertrude Stein wrote several novels, and The Making of Americans is probably the most celebrated. Tracing the lives of an American dynasty – the Hersland-Dehnings family – in painstaking detail that stretches over more than a thousand pages, Stein circles in her sentences, stammers and repeats, slowly giving rise to one of the most nuanced and unique portraits of American life ever written.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue