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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Website of the Week: Wondering about One-hit Wonders

This list from the Huffingtonpost of literary one-hit wonders has me feeling contentious. "Hit" seems to be a poor way to judge books, whose influence can build slowly over time. Many good books are shoved under the rug to make this list work. Salinger's Glass novels, Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited, and Heller's God Knows, just to name a few. Read it and weep.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's trying to push the literary world a step closer in the direction of VH1.