Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1955

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I am mad at the Gaddis because I just got sonned by the nyrb in a April fools beef

jammy mcnullity (wins), Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:49 (six months ago) link

Gaddis is kinda good in places but the overall didn't come together for me. I really want to tackle JR tho'.

Love Highsmith but that's not her best book (of the ones I've read, which aren't enough). Fucking great writer tho'.

xp = technique for Nabokov is inseparable to aesthetic pleasure you can gain from a work. This all comes apart in Dostoevsky.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:49 (six months ago) link

It also is for me nine times out of ten, yet his strikes me as superficial. Oh well.

pomenitul, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:50 (six months ago) link

I read "Lolita" a long time ago but don't remember it very well. I've had "The Recognitions" on my bookshelves for the longest time. I started it once. Maybe someday. For me, this would probably be "The Magician's Nephew" which is my favorite of the Narnia books, because the most sci-fi. It reminds me of "A Wrinkle in Time".

o. nate, Thursday, 1 April 2021 17:46 (six months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 4 April 2021 00:01 (six months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 5 April 2021 00:01 (six months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1956

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 5 April 2021 10:42 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I confess that I really like The Recognitions (and Gaddis generally) but it's hard to argue when Lolita is in the mix.

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 22 April 2021 14:12 (five months ago) link


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