Monday, July 25, 2011

Feature Week: Favourite Novelists


Hello and welcome to another (somewhat belated) Feature Week at Vintage Novels! For those newcomers among my readers, this is my quarterly week-long chance to post daily on a single theme. Though it’s supposed to occur only every three months, I have to say it feels like only five minutes since the last Feature Week…
This week I’ll be saying something about each of my favourite six authors. Originally I had only three favourite writers—Tolkien, Buchan, and Wodehouse. Incidentally, CS Lewis is on record (see Humphrey Carpenter’s book The Inklings) as saying that these three would be the only novelists of any note to emerge from the 20th century, so right there you can see what excellent taste I’ve got...To this list I eventually added three more writers: GK Chesterton, Edmund Spenser, and Lewis himself. Apart from Edmund Spenser, it’s chronologically parochial, but as I hope to show during the week (and at the risk of repeating myself, especially where Buchan is concerned!) these men deserve to be on someone’s favourite list.
Enjoy!

2 comments:

Melody Joy ________________________________ said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I think C.S. Lewis is my favorite author! I haven't found any one else who compares to him when it comes to wit and beautiful language.

Radagast said...

That promises to be interesting! I've just read an interesting book about Lewis' Space Trilogy, which has motivated me to do some re-reading.

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