sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017

Los mejores libros de 2017 según el New York Times



También es una lista más o menos esperada, más aún por estas fechas en las que uno (aunque no haya leído nada en todo el año) se ve en la necesidad de regalar cultura a quienes la necesitan menos que uno mismo, de tal modo que, desconociendo las leyes que rigen estas listas, se deja uno embaucar por los títulos que aparecen en ellas respaldados, como están, por nombres de prestigio que, en realidad, pues no son gilipollas, te "obligan" a leer lo que ellos quizá ni leyeron aconsejándote con títulos que vienen ya aconsejados por las editoriales que aconsejan a esos mismos aconsejadores, etc. Un pez que se muerde la pilila. En fin, quizá, después de todo, no haya malos libros por aquí abajo. A mí, desde luego, no que queda tiempo para leer todo esto y aconsejaros después. Leo solo literatura viejuna y poco recomendable.



Ficción y poesía:

American War – Omar El Akkad
Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
Autumn – Ali Smith
Bad Dreams and Other Stories – Tessa Hadley
Beautiful Animals – Lawrence Osborne
The Book of Joan – Lidia Yuknavitch
A Boy in Winter – Rachel Seiffert
The Changeling – Victor LaValle
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days – Jeanette Winterson
Dance of the Jakaranda – Peter Kimani
The Dark Flood Rises – Margaret Drabble
The Dinner Party: Stories – Joshua Ferris
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
Fast – Jorie Graham
Five-Carat Soul – James McBride
Forest Dark – Nicole Krauss
4 3 2 1 – Paul Auster
Fresh Complaint – Jeffrey Eugenides
Future Home of the Living God – Louise Erdrich
Giving Godhead – Dylan Krieger
History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund
Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
Homesick for Another World – Ottessa Moshfegh
A Horse Walks into a Bar – David Grossman
The Idiot – Elif Batuman
Ill Will – Dan Chaon
A Kind of Freedom – Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Less – Andrew Sean Greer
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan
Mrs. Osmond – John Banville
My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent
New People – Danzy Senna
The Ninth Hour – Alice McDermott
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
The Power – Naomi Alderman
The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen
Selection Day – Aravind Adiga
A Separation – Katie Kitamura
Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
Six Four – Hideo Yokoyama
Stay with Me – Ayobami Adebayo
The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3 – N. K. Jemisin
Ties – Domenico Starnone
Transit – Rachel Cusk
Waking Lions – Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
WHEREAS – Layli Long Soldier
White Tears – Hari Kunzru
Who Is Rich? – Matthew Klam


No ficción:

Age of Anger: A History of the Present – Pankaj Mishra
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land – Monica Hesse
Animals Strike Curious Poses – Elena Passarello
The Blood of Emmett Till – Timothy B. Tyson
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News – Kevin Young
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom – Thomas E. Ricks
The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick – Elizabeth Hardwick
A Colony in a Nation – Chris Hayes
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein
The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic – Ganesh Sitaraman
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World – Maya Jasanoff
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes – Dan Egan
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? – Graham Allison
Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency – Joshua Green
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America – Frances FitzGerald
The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us – Richard O. Prum
Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray – Adam Federman
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London – Lauren Elkin
Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson – Gordon S. Wood
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia – Masha Gessen
Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East – Rachel Aspden
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars – Dava Sobel
Grant – Ron Chernow
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 – Mike Wallace
The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea – Jack E. Davis
Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play – Dominic Dromgoole
Henry David Thoreau: A Life – Laura Dassow Walls
The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution – Yuri Slezkine
The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography – Edmund Gordon
Janesville: An American Story – Amy Goldstein
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White – Michael Tisserand
Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror – Victor Sebestyen
Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night – Jason Zinoman
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America – James Forman Jr.
Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic – Alice Kaplan
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story – Douglas Preston
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century – Jessica Bruder
Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World – Suzy Hansen
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder – Caroline Fraser
Priestdaddy – Patricia Lockwood
The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life – Karin Roffman
Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City – Julia Wertz
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines – Judith Newman
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds – Michael Lewis
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy – Ta-Nehisi Coates
What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton
World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech – Franklin Foer
You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn – Wendy Lesser

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