Reading New Books

November 13, 2014

There are all kinds of arguments for reading the canon (Italo Calvino‘s come to mind) but why should we spend time reading untested contemporary authors? Tim Parks tackles this question, with a little help from Virginia Woolf, for The New York Review of Book‘s blog, and his argument pairs well with Guy Patrick Cunningham‘s Millions essay on reading the classics.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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