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January 18, 2013 1:19 PM   Subscribe

Modern World Lit is a carefully curated library of recommended literary fiction from around the world
posted by Cloud King (12 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hey, not bad. Looks like my Goodreads shelf is about to grow.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:24 PM on January 18, 2013


Good find.
posted by Carius at 1:34 PM on January 18, 2013


They seem to be taking the word "modern" seriously, even literally. That's a feature, not a bug.
posted by chavenet at 1:53 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is the best kind of list, where I've never heard of three-quarters of the things on it, but the few I've read are uniformly terrific.
posted by theodolite at 2:10 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes, from their website:

*Though modern is a relative term depending on region of the world, this website features literature primarily from the 20th century - though there are some earlier and contemporary titles as well.
posted by Cloud King at 2:51 PM on January 18, 2013


Very sparse interface, a bit annoying, but clean and nice looking.

the best kind of list,

cool, is there a torrent?
posted by sammyo at 3:13 PM on January 18, 2013


Seems an awfully fancy-pants way of presenting some unrevealed person's list of recommended books. And "Stop Calling it Curation."
posted by twsf at 3:54 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


The linked essays, biographies, and reviews save it from being a collection of retro book covers. I could get lost in this for a good long while.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:04 PM on January 18, 2013


Weirdly random/incomplete selections in the areas where I have enough familiarity to judge.
posted by yoink at 4:35 PM on January 18, 2013


Good start but incomplete. Props for Jimmy Santiago Baca in North America.
posted by incandissonance at 8:13 PM on January 18, 2013


yoink: "Weirdly random/incomplete selections in the areas where I have enough familiarity to judge."

Agreed. complete review is best of this space IMO.
posted by stbalbach at 8:42 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Complete Review is indeed great. I've wasted plenty of dead time at work browsing there.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:50 PM on January 18, 2013


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