For The Week, he named his six favorite biographies and memoirs.
One title on the list:
Journal of a Disappointed Man by W.N.P. Barbellion (Cornell, $24).Read about the other five books on Evans' list.
A literary sensation in 1919, this vivid memoir-diary has just been reissued. A witty and observant naturalist, its author learned on the day he was declared unfit for service in World War I’s trenches that he was already fatally ill. His diary assumes a dramatic intensity and becomes an uplifting journey.