For how many modern novels, could you answer “yes” to Philip Larkin’s four questions?
February 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
To assess the merit of contenders for the Booker Prize 1977, Philip Larkin* asked himself four questions:
Could I read it?
If I could read it, did I believe in it?
If I believed it, did I care about it?
And if I cared about it, what was the quality of my caring, and would it last?
*Pleased see Required Writing ‘The Booker Prize’