Sunday, July 22, 2007

John Banville: most important books

John Banville recently told Newsweek about his five most important books.

And addressed two other book-related issues:

A Certified Important Book you haven't read:

George Eliot's Middlemarch, which is a source of shame. I know it's superb, but I have always been daunted by this masterpiece.

The book I most want my kids to read:

The Tower by W. B. Yeats. They would learn, or at least glimpse, how magnificent poetry can be.

Read more about Banville's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue