Earlier, I mentioned my Editor's Corner Tuesday Top Ten feature (today featuring Two Ravens Press publisher Sharon Blackie). Well, I'm going to go ahead and steal my own idea (hardly original, for sure) and have a Tuesday Top Ten here on ReadySteadyBook ...
Below is a list -- how exciting is this! -- of Gabriel Josipovici's "top ten novellas – or short novels, or long short stories – books of about 100 pages that ask to be read in one go. I give the English title of standard translations for all except the Perec, which, so far as I know, has not been translated:"
- Diderot, Rameau’s Nephew
- Kleist, Michael Kohlhaas
- Stifter, Ice Mountain (often translated as Rock Crystal)
- Melville, Bartleby
- Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilitch
- James, The Turn of the Screw
- Mann, Death in Venice
- Kafka, Metamorphosis
- Pinget, Passacaglia
- Perec, Un Cabinet d’Amateur
Anyone have a copy of Adalbert Stifter's Ice Mountain they want to swap for ... a pile of new books? I can't find a copy anywhere! Actually, I do have a copy (of the Pushkin Press version): I best read it!