Lists of The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers - WikipediaIt has taken me 30 years to understand how much of them I understood. That fearlessness suffuses this book; she stares unflinchingly at all that is hidden, difficult, strange, unresolvable in herself and others — at loneliness, sexual malice and the devouring, claustral closeness of mothers and daughters. I love this book — even during those moments when I want to scream at Gornick, which are the times when she becomes the hypercritical, constantly disappointed woman that her mother, through her words and example, taught the author to be. The American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants, Kingston navigates a bewildering journey between worlds, each one stifling yet perforated by inconsistencies. The narrative undulates, shifting between ghost world, real world and family lore. It can be deadpan and funny, too.
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You are welcome to use the page as is or, for the best experience, upgrade your browser to its latest version by visiting your browser's Web site or NYTimes. You may also try our new Today's Paper feature, a listing of all the headlines in today's New York Times. This feature will appear in the May 21 issue of the print edition of the Book Review. Early this year, the Book Review's editor, Sam Tanenhaus, sent out a short letter to a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify "the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years. Scott's essay.
Actually, constructing a canon of any kind is a little weird at the moment, when so much of how we measure cultural value is in flux. Its supposed permanence became the subject of more recent battles, back in the 20th century, between those who defended it as the foundation of Western civilization and those who attacked it as exclusive or even racist. But what if you could start a canon from scratch? We thought it might be fun to speculate very prematurely on what a canon of the 21st century might look like right now. We asked each of them to name several books that belong among the most important works of fiction, memoir, poetry, and essays since and tallied the results.
When I began to read White Teeth as a judge for the Guardian First Book award my preponderant feeling was one of relief. - Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.
This is a list of books written by black authors that have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list in any ranking or category. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lynn Harris December 31, Until Today! Retrieved Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.