I should have mentioned this a week or so ago: the latest The Quarterly Conversation (issue 4, Summer 2006) is now online. It includes a "survey of bloggers, publishers, writers, and editors to start a discussion over what books have shaped literature since 1990": Some of the Best Books Since 1990.

Readers Comments

  1. Another opportunity to gnash one's teeth and rent one's clothing. Why oh why do people insist on rating 'Austerlitz' above all other Sebald's novels? He is special writer because of The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn and Vertigo.

    It all rather confirms James Wood's observation on these kind of votes.

    But that isn't the only cringeworthy selection. Disgrace rather than Elizabeth Costello! Atonement rather than Any Other Novel Ever Written. -sigh-

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