Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ten best deserts in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best deserts in literature.

One novel on the list:
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

More passion bred by the desert. "Propinquity in the desert. It does that here, he said." The mysterious character of the novel's title is a desert explorer pursuing a personal obsession. "There is, after Herodotus, little interest by the western world towards the desert for hundreds of years." This list would tell us otherwise.
Read about another title on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue