Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maya Angelou's six favorite books

For The Week magazine, poet and memoirist Maya Angelou named six works that influenced her in her life and career, including:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.
Read about the other books on Angelou's list.

A Tale of Two Cities also appears on Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on revolutions, Paulette Jiles's list of her 12 favorite books, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best doppelgängers in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue