Monday, September 14, 2015

Salman Rushdie's six favorite surrealist books

Salman Rushdie's latest novel is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.

One of the author's six favorite surrealist books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino

This is a fable, set in the time of Charlemagne, about an empty suit of armor that believes itself to be a knight and keeps itself going by willpower and strict adherence to the rules of chivalry. The other fables in Calvino's Our Ancestors trilogy are just as good.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue