Friday, May 11, 2007

Lore Segal's list

This week at The Week magazine, Lore Segal named The List.

One entry on it:
The Bible, Samuel 1 and 2

Read for the human drama. When God transfers his favor from King Saul to the future King David, Saul’s daughter, Michal, falls in love with David; his son Jonathan, the heir presumptive, falls in love with David; Saul himself, even God, is in love with David. Watch Saul’s lonely, terrible deterioration into murderous rage and madness.
Check out another entry on Segal's list.

Lore Segal has worked as novelist, essayist, translator, and writer of children’s books. Her novels include Other People's Houses, serialized in The New Yorker and published by Harcourt Brace in 1964, currently available from The New Press, 1994; Lucinella (FSG, 1978); and Her First American, which won an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Knopf, 1985, The New Press, 1995).

Her new book is Shakespeare’s Kitchen.

The Page 99 Test: Lore Segal's Shakespeare's Kitchen.

--Marshal Zeringue