Reasonable Lists: Not New Books of the Year

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Ko-ko’s “I’ve got a little list” (in Jonathan Miller’s frankly rather missable production of The Mikado).

Despite my love of lists, I realize I haven’t had one here in a while. Easy remedy: here is a nice one from the Guardian, Not New Books of the Year. (Found via Tyler Cowen’s Marginal Revolution blog, which my economist friends scoff at but I quite like.)

A couple of Faulkners, Thomas Mann, (hmm, should Masterpiece ready their production facilities? maybe he’s the new Jane Austen), and my beloved William Maxwell‘s So Long, See You Tomorrow. My “new old” discovery of the year was Elizabeth Taylor (the novelist and short story writer, not the Hollywood Diva.) Droll, mordant, and veddy, veddy English.

Do you have a “new old” discovery of the year? Write a comment, if so.

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