To me the Literary Book Blog Hop is a great event. I read and post on mostly classics, short stories, Asian Fiction and what I see as literary novels. Lately I have been very into the work of Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf but I am also reading through the work of Kenzaburo Oe and Junichiro Tanizaki, for example.
I admit sometimes I have felt out of place on events where it seems almost all the other bloggers post on young adult books, paranormal and vampire books.
Every week the Literary Book Blog asks that participants answer a question-here is the question for this week
1. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon-might be last great work by the author of the best (at least) 20th century American novel-I know this may be looked on by many as a very off the mark pick but I see this of all the 21th century books as having a chance to still be read in 100 years.
2. The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt-a throwback to the Victorian novel, beautifully written and full of wisdom and knowledge-speaks back to a more refined era-
3. Savage Poets, Nazi Literature in the Americas and 2666 by Roberto Bolano-translated into English in the 21th century-incredibly talented writer-2666 close to instant Canon status and sadly the fact that the author is dead pushes the standing as a future classic up.
4. Keepsake by Kristy Gunn. -I hope this book is read and in print as long as people love beautiful language-
I think the Literary Book Blog Hop is a great idea. I thank Connie, Ingrid, and Christina for starting it-I think it will be a great success.
I wish to follow all literary book bloggers-if you follow me and I do not follow you back please leave me a comment and I will follow you-