Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Most important books: Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven. He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books.

One title to make the list:
The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme.

A breathtakingly original meditation on the volatile bond between fathers and sons.
Read about all five titles on Krakauer's list.

--Marshal Zeringue