Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Ursula K. Le Guin's six top timeless novels

Ursula K. Le Guin is America's reigning queen of literary science fiction. Her new essay collection is No Time to Spare. One of the author's six favorite timeless novels, as shared at The Week magazine:
Silas Marner by George Eliot

Silas Marner was probably on the 1945 high school curriculum because it was short and not about sex. I hated it — didn't have a clue what it was about. Eliot (real name Mary Ann Evans) writes with a dry, adult humor and depth of experience of pain I could only appreciate when I finally finished growing up.
Read about another entry on the list.

Silas Marner appears on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best foundlings in literature and ten of the best misers in literature and Alexandra Styron's list of the five best books about fathers and daughters.

--Marshal Zeringue