A New Canon (Part the 1st)

First, a quick reminder to be careful what you wish for:

romantic! whether she likes it or not.

A Softer World: 326 © Joey Comeau and Emily Horne

In the first issue of 2013’s The Believer there is a fabulous article about allusion, the postmodern condition & literature. (Allusion: the “you are what you eat” of books.) I took to thinking about what I would list if I decided to create my own personal literary canon. (Doesn’t everyone have this question?) What are the most influential books/authors in my experience? The books I would & do recommend ad nauseum to people because they are formative & important? Continue reading