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April 3, 2011

A good list

I am currently reading Must You Go? My life with Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser, even though to me, Harold Pinter belongs to that subcatagory of Unknown Literary Harolds (a diverse assortment inc. Robbins and Bloom) and I don’t know who Antonia Fraser is either. I’m enjoying the book, however, and reading it because it was cited in a feature in the Globe and Mail on New Years Eve, “My Books of the Year: The Literati Name Names“. I read that article with my laptop open to the Toronto Public Library’s requests page, and added one book after another that had caught my attention. It’s the reason I read Charlene Diehl’s Out of Grief, Singing (upon the recommendation of Alison Pick) and why I’m still waiting on Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture by Jim Collins (which had been Kate Pullinger’s selection).

4 thoughts on “A good list”

  1. Kristin says:

    You are so funny–I am with you on the unknown Harolds!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Oh I’m so happy you mentioned this! It’s on my list and I almost forgot about it, can’t wait to read this one!

  3. Erin says:

    We are opposites. Harold Pinter is one of my absolute favourites and the subject more than one of undergrad essays. I’m sure I’ve heard of Antonia Fraser…

    1. Kerry says:

      I now just know Harold Pinter as a devoted and passionate husband (which, I think, might not be his public reputation). The book was good!

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