Rushdie Offers Standard Book Selections

104372604 Rushdie Offers Standard Book SelectionsThe Standard Hotel reached out to Salman Rushdie ahead of the PEN World Voices festival next week and asked him to select a number of books to be placed on guests’ bedside tables. The Guardian has the scoop on his selections:

The Booker prize-winning author has come up with a wide-ranging line-up for guests, from Walt Whitman’s 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass to Philip Roth’s 1969 tale of the sex-obsessed Alexander Portnoy, Portnoy’s Complaint.

Other titles picked by Rushdie range from William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury to F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, while a more modern perspective is provided by Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Saul Bellow’s Humboldt’s Gift, Thomas Pynchon’s V, Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22.

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