Saturday, November 24, 2007

What is Stacey Levine reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Stacey Levine, author of My Horse and Other Stories, Dra—, and Frances Johnson.

Part of her entry:
Bret Easton Ellis’ most recent, Lunar Park, with its purposefully unlikeable characters, is pretty great, much more complex than Fowler or Schatzig. As is The Loser, by Thomas Bernhard, a world-class novel that’s smoldering and brilliant. The Nature Diary of Opal Whitely contains the writings of a little Oregon girl who was considered a literary prodigy in the early 20th century. Later she was accused of plagiarism, and became a wandering hermit, meeting a bad end in London in the 1960s or so. I can’t really seem to finish Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Its prose is so mild. Under the Glacier by Halldor Laxness, an Icelander, is terse, hilarious, and full of awe for life. [read on]
Read more about Frances Johnson and visit Stacey Levine's website to learn more about her novels, stories, and other writing.

Writers Read: Stacey Levine.

--Marshal Zeringue