Literary Hub

Eileen Myles, the Books in My Life: From Little Women to Angela Carter

Eileen Myles’ Afterglow is available now from Grove Atlantic.

What was the first book you fell in love with?
Little Women: because there was both a female writer, Jo, in it and there was a rich boy, Laurie, I longed to be.

Name a classic you feel guilty about never having read?
I have no such guilt.

What’s the book you reread the most?
Love by Angela Carter. It’s a novella so it’s short and it’s exquisite, trippy, moody, erotic and dark.

Is there a book you wish you had written?
I don’t really wish I had written other people’s books.

What’s the new book you’re most looking forward to?
I mean I just heard about a newly translated novel by Halldor Laxness, Wayward Heroes, that came out in 2016 but I didn’t know it existed so it is new to me. I’ve ordered it.

Originally published in Literary Hub.

Interessi correlati

Altro da Literary Hub

Literary Hub5 min letti
On the Groundbreaking Documentary That Brought the Birthplace of Chicago Blues Alive
It was 55 years ago in August that a groundbreaking documentary was created just west of the Chicago Loop in a scruffy neighborhood adjacent to the Dan Ryan Expressway. Its subject was, to a large extent, the city itself: its people, its commerce and
Literary Hub1 min letti
“Midnight Train to Georgia” A Poem by Nathalie Handal
My cousin the Army Captain didn’t say much, then one day he wrote to her: Didn’t I adore you harder than silence? Didn’t you know I kept trying to reach you but kept appearing on the other side of wherever I wasn’t? Didn’t you know I tore time into p
Literary Hub7 min letti
Johan Harstad’s Summer of Porn and Philosophy
I used to work as a garbageman. This is a true statement, and one I tend to bring to the table when slightly cornered by people arguing that as a professional writer I haven’t really done an honest day’s work and therefore haven’t got the slightest c