Monday, October 18, 2010

Ten of the best taxis in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named 10 of the best taxis in literature.

One novel on the list:
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Narrator Jake Barnes first becomes intimate with Lady Brett Ashley, the liberated Englishwoman whom he loves but cannot sexually fulfil, in the back of a taxi driving round Paris. Hemingway's novel ends in the back of another taxi, driving through Madrid, with Jake and Brett discussing what could have been.
Read about the other titles on the list. 

The Sun Also Rises came in at #6 on the American Book Review list of the 100 best last lines from novels; it is a book that Andre Dubus III frequently returns to.

--Marshal Zeringue