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Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics
by Edwin Frank
In this original collection, several of today's finest writers introduce little-known treasures of literature that they count among their favorite books. Here Toni Morrison celebrates a great Guinean storyteller whose novel of mystical adventure and surprising revelation transforms our image of Africa, while Susan Sontag raises the curtain on a distant summer when three of ...more
Paperback, 157 pages
Published July 31st 2003 by NYRB Classics
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Frank, Edwin (ed.). UNKNOWN MASTERPIECES: WRITERS REDISCOVER LITERATURE’S HIDDEN CLASSICS. (2003). ****. When I first started reading the essays in his book, I had the feeling of being ripped off. What it is is a collection of essays that were used as prefaces to the books that were in the New York Review of Books Publishing list. It seemed like double dipping to me. After I was on the third essay, however, it suddenly hit me that these were all stand-alone works even if they had been used befor ...more
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