Friday, February 04, 2011

Top 10 stories of old age

Paul Bailey's novels include At The Jerusalem (1967), which won the Somerset Maugham award; Peter Smart's Confessions (1977) and Gabriel's Lament (1986), both shortlisted for the Booker prize; Sugar Cane (1993), a sequel to Gabriel's Lament; and Chapman's Odyssey.

He named his top ten stories of old age for the Guardian, including:
King Lear by William Shakespeare

It's not a novel, of course, but it is arguably the greatest play in the language. We watch in pity and terror as a once proud man is reduced to almost nothing.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue