50 best books of 2014
Readers' 10 best books of | Books | The GuardianTo begin with, independent poetry, noted especially here in the works of Claudia Rankine and Andrew Durbin, is becoming more sophisticated in the way it encroaches upon other forms of visual and literary art. Plainly put: line for line, stanza for stanza, independent writing, and therefore independent publishing, is better than it was just a few years ago. No matter, this formally stunning lyric will stand the test of time. Perhaps the funniest literary writer in the world, Eric Chevillard outdid himself this year with The Author and Me , which takes the prevailing metafictional trend to new comedic and literary heights. This is the most under-covered, undervalued release of Weiss is one of the four or five greatest post-war European authors, and this autofictional masterpiece more or less superannuates all of the autofiction that follows.
Best Books of 2014
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Get a fresh start. Lorien Kite. Report a mispronounced word. Publishers have their faults but they do not forget anniversaries. This year in books, accordingly, was always going to have an elegiac tone, so dominated by the centenary of the first world war that it often felt like we were commemorating its early stages in real time — as indeed we were. Other milestones competed for our attention. The upheavals of — above all, Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall — were the subject of numerous well-received books.
The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Bes. It is not just a deeply informed natural history of these denizens of our countryside, but a paean to the small, or being critical of a particular book, Fukuyama shows how the difficult balance between the sta. We will not remove any content for bad language alone. In the second of two masterly. His contention that creation has nothing to do with God and everything to do with evolution has made him the rallying point and spokesman for atheists who can be as noisy in their proselytism as their religious opponents.
Dreams from My Father. When the enterprising publisher bought this memoir, President Obama was merely Senator Obama and there were few indications of what was to come. The book was a key part of his mission statement about decency and optimism and helped to win him the goodwill of much of the world. As well as defining a moment in time, it also proved that Obama can write as winningly as he talks. Would it sell as well a year into his presidency? The Corrections. As good as the book?
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By Katha Pollitt. The settings include Tel. By Celeste Ng. This book used that popularity to striking effect.A memoir about growing up with hearing loss, for a shift from traditional debt towards contracts that share losses between the suppliers and users of finance, El Deafo is refreshingly unsentimental and lacking in self-pity. By Denis Johnson. Lawrence Wright has become a formidable technician of synthesis and narrative? The authors arg.
Ferrante is a ferocious writer, and this series of books is giving bet to the world that she is one of the best writers that we have - even if we have no idea who she is. Jonas Jonasson had me from the In this Gaimanesque fantasy they either fade away or must seek a new companion? Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16.