Tuesday, April 12, 2005

BOOKS: Sweet Vindication!

From CBC.ca:
Canadian author Alice Munro has made Time magazine's list of the world's most influential people.

Others on the list include U.S. President George W. Bush, talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and computer baron Bill Gates.

Munro, a multiple winner of both the Governor General's Literary Awards and the Giller Prize, was lauded by the newsmagazine for penning short stories that have a "lucidity equal to Chekhov's."

What did I tell you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Doppelganger!

I stumbled upon your blog not long ago and plugged it on my own when I brought up reading and how people need to do more of it.

In an earlier entry you asked for short story recommendations. I feel sheepish making any (since you may already be familiar with these), however ...

If you like Chekhov, you should take a look at Babel: "The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel" 2002 and "Red Calvary" 2003. If Chekhov brought some much-needed laconicism to 19th century Russian prose, Babel attempted to carry on the torch into the Soviet era - with astounding results.