Monday, April 5, 2010

Five direly underappreciated post-1960 U.S. novels

In 1999 David Foster Wallace named five direly underappreciated post-1960 U.S. novels.

One book on the list:
"Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West" by Cormac McCarthy (1985)

Don't even ask.
Read about the other books on the list.

Blood Meridian is one authority's pick for the Great Texas novel and is among Clive Sinclair's top 10 westerns and Maile Meloy's six best books. It appears on the New York Times list of the best American fiction of the last 25 years and among the top ten works of literature according to Stephen King.

--Marshal Zeringue