Sunday, May 03, 2009

Richard Ford's five most essential books

Richard Ford, author of the Frank Bascombe trilogy and other works, told Newsweek about his five most essential books.

And addressed a couple of related issues:
A BOOK TO WHICH YOU ALWAYS RETURN: "Collected Stories" by Eudora Welty. Proves you can do remarkable things if you just stay home and do them.

A CLASSIC YOU REVISITED WITH DISAPPOINTMENT: "Ulysses" by James Joyce. Way too long, and unduly obscure. Should have stuck to short stories.
Read more about Ford's most essential books.

--Marshal Zeringue