Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ten of the best elections in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best elections in literature.

One book on the list:
Primary Colors, by Anonymous

Joe Klein's roman à clef fictionalises Bill Clinton's campaign through the Democrat Primaries. Jack Stanton, charmer and womaniser, seduces the narrator, Henry Burton, into working on his campaign. The novel's anonymity helped create the impression that this was political reality recorded by some privileged insider.
Read about the other books on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue