Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hmm …

… The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

The last time I checked, Waiting for Godot was a play, which is to say fiction. Swift's "Modest Proposal" is an essay, not a book. A good many of the choices seem bien pensant. And are people still reading Dr. Spock? I gather poetry is thought to be non-fiction, which would surprise Wallace Stevens. Still, there are many fine choices (e.g., Travels With a Donkey, The Varietoes of Religious Experience).

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