Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ten top books about birds

Nicholas Royle's new book is Ornithology: Sixteen Short Stories.

One of his top ten books about birds, as shared at the Guardian:
A Convergence of Birds edited by Jonathan Safran Foer (2001)

The first thing that strikes you about this anthology of fiction and poetry inspired by the work of artist Joseph Cornell is what a beautiful object it is. Cornell, who made boxed assemblages, was a birdwatcher and, for this book, Safran Foer invited noted writers including Joyce Carol Oates, Joanna Scott, Siri Hustvedt and Lydia Davis to respond to Cornell’s Aviary series of boxes. Their pieces appear alongside full-colour plates.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue