The Guest List: Authors Discuss Their Favorite Works


Here is article written by The American Scholar’s editors. They asked their favorite authors to discuss favorite works. Note: Links are embedded in each article. For example:

Ten Tales of Migrations, Long and Short
Paul Salopek
From haiku to epic, these works span space and time


Here are the others:

The Long 20th Century of Terror

Robert Zaretsky
A history in ten books

A List for Reading Dangerously
Susan Casey
Ten tales of riveting adventure

Leaving Home
Naomi Jackson
Ten books about exile and displacement

A Secretary’s Nightstand
John Churchill
Eleven books to read in retirement (or whenever)

Ten Tales from China
Susan Barker
From the 7th-century Tang Dynasty to the Beijing Olympics

Thirteen for Halloween
Michael Dirda
Or, how one book critic thinks he can out-spook the Scholar

List, List, O List!
Sandra M. Gilbert
A Response to David Handlin’s “One Hundred Best American Novels”

One Hundred Best American Novels, 1770 to 1985 (a Draft)
David Handlin
A reading enthusiast’s list

Favorite Science Books
Josie Glausiusz
These classic titles are worth a read!

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Here is a direct link to the complete article which has embedded links to all the responses.

The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932. In recent years the magazine has won five National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor, and been nominated for awards sixteen times. Many of its essays and articles have been selected for the yearly Best American anthologies.

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