Friday, May 11, 2007

Lore Segal's list

Winner of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and the Carl Sandburg Award for Fiction, Lore Segal is the author of the novels Other People’s Houses and Her First American (both available from The New Press), and several books for children.

Her new book is Shakespeare’s Kitchen.

This week at The Week magazine, she named The List. It includes:
The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

And one contemporary: Agree or disagree with her politics, Cynthia Ozick’s language rushes you on a wild ride; her unlikely metaphors spit fire. Who else (maybe Gabriel García Márquez) could fashion a girl Golem out of dirt from the flowerpot and get her elected mayor of New York? You’re past being surprised or shocked? Read on to Puttermesser’s death.
Read Segal's entire list.

The Page 99 Test: Lore Segal's Shakespeare's Kitchen.

--Marshal Zeringue