Friday, April 03, 2009

Neil LaBute's six best books

The playwright and film director Neil LaBute named his six best books for The Week magazine.

One book on the list:
Salvador Dalí’s Dream of Venus by Ingrid Schaffner (Princeton, $60).

This fascinating visual document of a little-remembered controversy from the 1939 World’s Fair walks readers through both the glory and the travesty of an artsy fun house created by Dalí. It’s exactly what you would expect from the surrealist and yet unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Read about another book on LaBute's list.

--Marshal Zeringue