“I open my lunch on a hill of black cypress/Your fluted bones and acanthine hair are littered” Eternal,raw. THE COLOSSUS by Sylvia Plath
Elegiac & ruthless. A 1950s marriage & divorce that has no winner. Unbelievably, his debut novel! REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates.
Intense, better than West Side Story. Written by a 16 yr old girl after watching a kid get beat up. THE OUTSIDERS by Susan E. Hinton
Cortazar at his most charming, repressingly banal. Plus, the best short story about dog-sitting. “AT YOUR SERVICE” by Julio Cortazar
Bye-bye freedom & imagination & good conversation. Hello, post-modern capitalism. ONE-DIMENSIONAL MAN by Herbert Marcuse
Based on his 4 daughters & friends;main char brilliantly turned into a badger by Garth Williams. BREAD&JAM FOR FRANCES by Russell Hoban.
Searing. James Baldwin called it “a Biblical study of life in the midst of death”. I KNOW WHY A CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou