Monday, March 14, 2011

Ten of the best lectures in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best lectures in literature.

One title on the list:
The Constant Gardener by John le Carré

Old-school British diplomat Justin Quayle is married to Tessa, a campaigner against the shady activities of pharmaceuticals companies in Africa. They meet when the fiery Tessa attends a lecture Quayle gives on Britain's role in the third world. She berates him afterwards, and he naturally falls for her.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Constant Gardener also appears among Charles Cumming's five best works on espionage.

--Marshal Zeringue