south african writers
Posted by Becca M. on July 29, 1998 at 18:09:22:
In response to Neglect, written by Lynne on July 28, 1998 at 15:57:02
] ] If you've been following the brouhaha about the Modern Library list of 100 greatest English-language novels of the 20th century, you may appreciate an article in today's NY Times.
] I looked at the list, and was surprised at how many I have read...but! Are only Americans and Britains capable of writing great novels? I did not see too many Australians, Canadians, South Africans, etc... We have a huge English speaking contigent out there, and surely great writing, too, but this group was sadly neglected, it seems.
Excellent point! It made me notice that South African Nadine Gordimer, who won the pultizer prize for literature, did not make the list. Neither did Oscar Wilde's "Portrait of Dorian Gray". The only Australian writer I can think of at the moment is Nevil Shute, but I think he is an extraordinarily powerful writer. Anyone ever read "On the Beach"? I had nightmares for a week after I read that.
- Australian writers... Kate 00:20:13 7/30/98 (0)
- On the Beach (*poss spoilers*) Lynne 18:52:05 7/29/98 (3)
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