Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ten books helping George Saunders through the current political moment

George Saunders is the author of nine books, including the novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the Man Booker Prize, and the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. For he tagged ten books that are helping him through the “current political moment,” including:
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

This book should, in my view, be required reading for any white person in America who has felt that familiar combination of heartsickness and passivity when thinking about race. It is a valuable tool in the battle to wring all vestiges of racism out of oneself.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue