Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Michael Cunningham's most important books

Michael Cunningham's books include A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours, and Specimen Days.

He recently talked to Newsweek about his five most important books, and addressed a couple of related issues:
A major book you haven't read:

I haven't read any Stendhal—not "The Red and the Black," not "The Charterhouse of Parma." It's shameful.

A major work you revisited with disappointment:

The books by C. S. Lewis. I loved them as a kid. But the writing doesn't stand up. The Catholicism feels really oppressive.
Read more about Cunningham's most important books.

Related: Michael Cunningham on John Updike.

--Marshal Zeringue