A tight, superbly written tragic romance. Based on his affair with Catherine Compton. THE END OF THE AFFAIR by Graham Greene.
Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.” You’ll never forget Henry after reading these. 77 DREAM SONGS by John Berryman.
Any of the many two-line poems by Ogden Nash. I like Reflections on Babies:
A bit of talcum
is always walcum.
Bewitching. Shearing/sacrifice of Aslan still incredibly moving after all these years. THE LION,THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis.
Unbelievably, from 1955 and still entertaining, insightful and a primer on surviving siblings. BEEZUS & RAMONA by Beverly Cleary.
The little man who could not grow, armed with a toy drum, wreaks havoc on the consciousness of Europe. THE TIN DRUM by Gunter Grass.
Aspects of the same person.Nothing goes right. Plus, NYRB in 1956 review called him a “valid writer”.WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett