Monday, May 05, 2008

Most important books: Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His latest book is Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal.

He named his five most important books for Newsweek. And addressed a couple of related issues:
A classic book that disappointed:

W.E.B. DuBois's "The Souls of Black Folk" is one of the most lauded books in the African-American canon, but I found it disappointingly thin.

A classic you've never read:

Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace." Why? Laziness.
Read more about Randall Kennedy's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue