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Reading Any Current Literary Novels?

markdf pointed out an article on Atlantic.com.

I hear talk about classics. Works by Dickens, Clemens, Bronte, Melville. And I hear talk about works that are "current" -- i.e., works written since the turn of the century. There are enough LJ posts in the book challenges I can pick and choose something that isn't genre fiction, branching out from our little "ghetto" here.

I'm curious, though, as to what current "literary" novels people read more than once?

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stevenagy
Aug. 31st, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
"... is this really the key determinant of the shelf-life of a book?"

It makes sense. It's an application circular logic -- a rose by any other name ...

If a story can't work without its cultural roots, then it's not going to work for a different generation unless that generation holds similar tenets, likes and dislikes, experiences.

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