Is the expression world-widely or worldly-wide or just world-wide? The Beard and I have been debating that since yesterday evening. Anyway, tangent aside, one of the things which my recent discussion about ‘Am I Literary Enough…’ has brought up for me (and thank you all for your replies I will catch up with commenting back later) is that not reading the classics is fine the other was that I am not sure I read enough fiction from all over the world – and I would really like to. Fear not, I am not going to write an essay about it as it is just fact, I am going to ask you all if you will help me with this though…
I would love it if you could take the time to answer me, in the comments below, the following questions…
Which country do you reside in and/or were you born in, and what are seen as the greatest modern and classic novels of that/those countries literary history?
What is your favourite underrated/under the radar novel from that country?
What country or countries, other than your own, do you most enjoy reading about and which have been your favourite books from that country?
This all might seem a little bananas and it might not give me a list of books from every country in the world, however I am hoping it lines up some wonderful suggestions for a more ‘worldly-wide’ or indeed ‘worldly-wise’ reading for me next year. I am also doing my list of ‘forty books to read before I am forty’ so some of them may end up on that too. I look forward to your book thoughts on these three questions (which I have noticed actually make up about five or six questions, sorry). Thanks in advance.