Monday, September 09, 2019

Q&A …

… An Interview with Pamela Paul | The Reading Lists. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

Is there a book that you’ve read more than once? What is it and why did you revisit it?

Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann. I first read it in my twenties and then I re-read it in my forties. I wanted to know if it would be just as stunning to read a book that Thomas Mann wrote about life at all its stages, from early adulthood to old age, when he was only 25. I wanted to know it would hold up once I’d gone through some of those life experiences myself. And it did, and was possibly even more impressive upon rereading.

1 comment:

  1. Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood has been my favorite rereading experience; the protagonist is a mirror image.