Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Top 10 literary landscapes

Margaret Drabble is the author of 17 novels, which have won numerous prizes including the John Llewellyn Rhys and James Tait Black awards. Her most recent works are the novel The Sea Lady, and a memoir, The Pattern in the Carpet.

For the Guardian, she named a top 10 list of literary landscapes--"her favourite places to go walking in the footsteps of great writers."

One landscape on her list:
Godrevy Lighthouse

This St Ives landmark is the eponymous lighthouse of Virginia Woolf's greatest novel, and an enduring symbol of artistic hope and endeavour. St Ives is full of memories of Woolf, and of all the summer seaside holidays of all children, of all time.
Read about another landscape on Drabble's list.

To the Lighthouse appears among the American Book Review's 100 best last lines from novels, on Amity Gaige's best books list, and on Adam Langer's best books list.

--Marshal Zeringue