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The Greatest Literature of All Time
See Editor Eric's famous list of the 1,000 greatest literary works in the world from 2100 BCE to today. Select entire list of "1,000 Greatest Works" above—for the greatest-ever novels, stories, plays and other literary works—or select by years.
Plus, check the lists of the 650 greatest novels of time, the 200 greatest short stories ever, and the 200 greatest science fiction works. On all lists, you can click links to the more than 500 commentaries on authors, books, translations and adaptations of great literature.
Recovering from the pastThe beginning of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Babylon Revisited" with an expatriate American visiting Paris, scene of his carousing in the 1920s and now deserted by the old gang, may put a later reader in mind of Hemingway's look back at that era in A Moveable Feast (1964). The American in the short story is obviously a.... Babylon Revisited
The whole story of a modern writerPhilip Roth is a writer I'd been reading a long time, checking out a new novel every couple of years, catching up on older efforts, without ever thinking of him as being one of the "greats". Just Philip Roth, ruminating on what it's like to be a young-then-middle-age-then-older, male, middle-class, Jewish, sexually.... Philip Roth
Curious and less curiouserFlatland is a curiosity. This novella, fable, allegory, satire or math lesson—whatever it's supposed to be—is often counted as a classic science fiction work. From a bare description of Flatland, I could see why. A hypothetical world of only two dimensions is described within which all things, including the inhabitants, are.... Flatland
This lady writer's not for beatingMark Twain famously defined the ideal library as one with no Jane Austen books. He seemed to enjoy ridiculing Austen's work, reading which made him "feel like a barkeeper entering the Kingdom of Heaven". At least some of his detestation of Austen may have been an act, but I see his point. Really, how much.... Jane Austen
The greatest SF works of all timeEditor Eric's list of the 200 greatest works of speculative and science fiction—the greatest SF stories and novels published on the planet.
Movies for people who love great booksGuide to over 200 films, film series and television productions—from the silly to the authentic—based on the greatest works of literature reviewed on these pages.
The Greatest Canadian LiteratureThe 150 best novels, drama and poetry from writers in the Great White North, plus commentaries on selected books and Canadian authors.
Toronto ReadsEric's reviews of Toronto-related books, as published in the Town Crier community newspapers.
Recent reviews in Toronto Reads:
The Girl in a Coma
Take Us to Your Chief
The Mousehouse Years
The Hungry Ghosts
Writing Gordon Lightfoot