Wednesday, April 11, 2007

David Hajdu's 5 most important books

David Hadju, critic and author of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn and Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina, recently named his five most important books for Newsweek.

Number One on the list:
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

It's the first book I ever finished and then immediately started reading it again. I love the way it combines high and low elements.
Read the entire list.

--Marshal Zeringue