Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ten of the best men writing as women in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best men writing as women in literature.

One book on the list:
Kazuo Ishiguro

In Never Let Me Go, Kathy H looks back on her upbringing at a liberal yet oddly oppressive English boarding school. Much space is given to her recollection of her awakening sexuality. At first you might think this is awkwardly done because the author is male, but then you realise there's another, darker reason...
Read about another book on the list.

Mullan has previously commented more extensively on Never Let Me Go.

Never Let Me Go is one of the (London) Times 100 best books of the last decade.

--Marshal Zeringue