Adventures in Reading


Challenge: J.-M.G. Le Clézio
October 19, 2008, 11:28 am
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When it was announced that Doris Lessing had won the Nobel Prize in Literature last year, I quickly delved into two of her shorter pieces: The Fifth Child and the sequel Ben, In the World. Always with the intention on reading more by Lessing, the year slipped away and here we are with a new Nobel Prize winner – J.-M.G. Le Clézio (“the Steve McQueen of French literature”). Being announced amidst some interesting Nobel hubbub after recent comments by Engdahl regarding American literature, I can’t say I was terribly surprised that I had never heard of Le Clézio before.

Over the next year I’m endeavoring to read as much Le Clézio as I can fit in and stand. My first two books of his are The Giants and The Flood.

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4 Comments

I just picked up Lessing’s “Love, Again” at the local bookstore the other day. Have you read it?

Comment by Ashotick

Ashotick: Not only have I not read it, but I also hadn’t heard of it before. Hopefully it’s an enjoyable read!

Comment by bookchronicle

Found you blog and have been reading some posts. I too am a lover of books. Unfortunately, I don’t work at a bookstore (I assume you get a discount), but I am always amazed at the jewels I am able to find in the bargain section (both Barnes and Borders) not to mention used bookstores.

Anyway, regarding Le Clezio, I noticed he is featured in the newest issue of The New Yorker. Can’t wait to get my copy.

*They usually post the stories on their site but this is the first time that I’ve seen it blocked. Glad I have a subscription.

Comment by Milovan Katanic

I have never heard of him until the announcement of his receiving the Nobel Prize. Neither did the book store clerks hear of him! I put in a special order for The Flood.

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