hanif kureishi: i haven t read anything by jane austen. my shame is big /

Published at 2018-03-23 13:00:01

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The author on the underrated Georges Simenon,re-reading Jean Rhys and laughing at PG WodehouseThe book I am currently reading
The Age of Anger by P
ankaj Mishra. He uses Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals to help understand why everyone is so pissed off these days. He has a kindly theory, the Nietzschean belief of resentment – the fury of people who are excluded – and uses this to talk approximately radical Islam and Brexit. You could also apply it to Trump. The book that changed my life
James Baldwin’s The Fire
Next Time. As a teenager from a mixed race background, and I struggled with issues of race and identity and Baldwin had related all this to the race politics of his day. It gave me ideas of what I might write.
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Source: guardian.co.uk