Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ten of the best spas in literature

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

One title on the list:
C by Tom McCarthy

McCarthy advances his neo-modernist credentials by sending his constipated protagonist Serge Carrefax to a spa town called Klodebrady, where his excrement is analysed by the disapproving Dr Filip. "Nationality seems less of a defining label here than type of illness." He too gets a bit of a sex cure.
Read about another book on the list.

C is one of Nicole Krauss's four favorite new books.

--Marshal Zeringue