Thursday, November 17, 2011

Top ten books about Marilyn Monroe

Michel Schneider has written on psychoanalysis, Baudelaire, Proust, Schumann and Glenn Gould. His latest novel is Marilyn's Last Sessions.

For the Guardian he selected a top ten list of books on Marilyn Monroe, including:
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Guess who Blonde is? She has no name in this compelling 700-plus-page novel based on Monroe's life. Only great writers have the talent to let us imagine we understand Marilyn's enigma. Murder, plot, suicide, hallucination, reality? Maybe all of these at once: great novelists being those that leave you with more questions than answers.
Read about the other books on the list.

Blonde also appears among Ron Hansen's five best literary tales of real-life crimes and Janet Fitch's book list.

--Marshal Zeringue