Monday, May 07, 2007

Important books: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe recently talked to Newsweek about books that were important to him.

The dialogue included:

An Important Book you haven't read:

There are lots of those. Many books are easier to praise than they are to read. James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is one of those.

The book I'd most want my kids to read:

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber. He wrote about status groups. I don't really expect my kids to read it, but I wish they would.

Read about the book that gave Wolfe "the idea for how to write The Bonfire of the Vanities."

--Marshal Zeringue