Sunday, June 05, 2016

A world of books …

 The best nonfiction books add up to a biography of our culture | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In the coming weeks, I plan to select self-help and cookery books, reportage and etiquette manuals as well as philosophy and economics. The guiding principle is that all these titles should, in some sense, have made a discernible contribution to who we are today, and to the way we live, think and write. Nonfiction (which is not a genre) also includes (according to library classification conventions) poetry and drama. I intend to choose poets and playwrights as well as polemicists and politicians.

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