Saturday, April 9, 2016

Four books that changed Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick's latest book is The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir. One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

I read this book three times between the ages of 20 and 35, each time identifying with another character, until at last I saw myself as the hero. This was the first book to teach me to think about the intimate relation between life and literature. It taught me to appreciate the fact that we find the books we need to read, at every stage of our lives that we can make the best use of them.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue