Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The ten most attractive men in literature

Rachel Syme is working on a book about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sheilah Graham, and Hollywood in the 1930s. At Slate she came up with a list of the 10 most attractive men in literature. From her list:
Ultimately, Murray Thwaite, the grizzled, boozing professor in Claire Messud’s The Emperor’s Children, is a terrible man, a blowhard with too many opinions and too little moral fiber. But the way that Danielle feels when she is enmeshed in an affair with him, beauty and pain all mixed together like a soaring aria—we all want to feel that at least once.
Read about the other attractive men on the list.

The Emperor’s Children is among the (London) Times' 100 best books of the last decade and the New York Times' 10 best books of 2006.

--Marshal Zeringue