Monday, July 30, 2007

Most important books: Natasha Trethewey

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey recently told Newsweek about her five most important books.

And addressed two other book-related issues:
A Certified Important Book you still haven't read:

War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy.
It's ridiculous that I haven't read it, because it was the book my father was reading when he chose to name me Natasha.

A classic that, upon rereading, disappointed:

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
Don't get me wrong, it's such an important book, and the last lines of it are so wonderful, but it's not exactly an enjoyable read.

Read about Trethewey's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue