Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ann Beattie's six favorite books

Ann Beattie's new book is Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life.

One of Beattie's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Not-Knowing by Donald Barthelme

A somewhat abashed sensualist who could be very, very skeptical, Barthelme was a brilliant thinker — probing, with the tool of words, for the meaning of visual things. He approached the world through all his senses.
Read about the other books on Beattie's list.

--Marshal Zeringue