novella reading weekend

simon over at stuck in books is planning to read novellas over the weekend of 4 and 5th of december .Well I ve decide to join in I ve a number of novellas waiting to be read .

here are some –

Well thats them from top left –

The lover by Margurite Duras ,she was part of the noveau roman movement considered a french classic and was made into a film .

Incidents at the shrine by Ben Okri ,not strictly a novella a coillection of stories but love Okri !

A funny dirty little war by Osvaldo Soriano ,Argentina book set during the Peron era a violent book with a dark humour it says .

Danglin Man by Saul Bellow ,a reread need to put some Bellow on the blog and his debut be a great place to start .

The doctors dilema by George Bernard Shaw a story /play bit lkike bellow need to get Shaw on the blog he is such a important writer and one I think is dwindling in power at moment .

Glory Vladimir Nabokov ,a early book by Nabokov he wrote in Russian originally set just after the Russian revolution ,set in england .

Abba Abba by Anthony Burgess ,a reread belli and Keats meet in rome Burgess imagines the influence Belli may have had if the two meet also includes some of Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli poems translated by Burgess .

Summer book ny Tove Jansson ,I read the winter book this summer so the summert book in winter seems a great idea ,loved the winter book and have simon of inside books to thank as we swapped our seasons .

The Pearl by John Steinbeck a fishermans tale about a man that finds a great pearl but it ends in sorrow .

Words by John Paul Sartre ,set in provincial france Sartre reflects on his childhood .and his fathers death .

Good morning ,midnight by Jean Rhys ,set in the 30’s in Paris ,follows a young women as she seeks independence .

The blind owl by Sadeq Hedayat ,Iranian classic full of symbolism and dreams and a little disjointed .

The Ninth wave by Russell Celyn Jones ,this may be left not sure it is the second part of the Mabinogion series modern retelling of the welsh myth this may be left as want use either this or the new books 3 and 4 for the reading the myth challenge .

Notes from the underground by Fydor Dostoyevesky ,russian classic a book about descending into madness .

Hotel du lac by Antia Brookner ,picked this up on a whim it seemed a unlikely booker winner set in a hotel follows a writer visit to hotel near lake Geneva .

Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood ,a present from Simon at inside books I love isherwood this follows a man working on a film .

thats it I will hope to read atleast four other the weekend .Any one else joining in ?

do you have a favourite novella ?




November 2010


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