Saturday, September 7, 2019

Lore Segal's ten desert island books

Lore Segal is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Shakespeare’s Kitchen, as well as the novels Half the Kingdom, Lucinella, Other People’s Houses, and Her First American. She is the recipient of the American Academy and the Institutes of Arts and Letters Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The O’Henry Prize, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and other publications. She also writes children’s books and translates from the German.

Segal's newest book is The Journal I Did Not Keep.

One of the author's ten favorite books, as shared at
Michael Kohlhaas, Heinrich Von Kleist

A landowner who must move his horses across another man’s property gets into a minor altercation. The hassle which would seem to be easy enough to settle escalates beyond the possibility of repair. We read on with a horrified recognition: This is how one set of humans gets into war with another.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue