If you’re burnt out on reading bestsellers and books that you forget as soon as you finish them try some of the classics suggested in Michael Dirda’s Classics for Pleasure. Dirda, the Pulitzer prize winning book critic for the Washington Post, presents eleven categories and a choice of several authors for each. The categories include Playful Imagination, Heroes of Their Time, Love’s Mysteries, Words from the Wise, Everday Magic, Lives of Consequences, The Dark Side, Traveler’s Tales, The We Live Now, Realms of Adventure, and Encyclopedic Visions. From Jane Austen to Eudora Welty, Dirda tempts readers with his energetic discriptions and pithy summaries.
Classics for Pleasure January 24, 2008