Gleanings: Articles on Other Sites

glean•ings (gle'ningz) pl.n.
Things that have been collected bit by bit: The gleanings of patient scholars.
Here, in no particular order or organisation, are bits and pieces about neglected books collected from the Web, from visitors to this site and other readers, and from other serendipitous moments.

In the absence of Project Xanadu, this pile of links and notes will have to suffice.


Burton Rascoe on Neglected Books, from The American Mercury, August 1940.....

30th September 2012

Michael Dirda on “Out of Print” books.....

4th September 2012

“The 10 Best Neglected Literary Classics,” from the Guardian.....

20th March 2011

The Art of Slow Reading, from The Guardian.....

10th August 2010

“Classics lost and found,” from the Independent.....

8th August 2010

Graham Greene’s “The Century Library”: Neglected English Fiction Classics.....

20th June 2010

A Dozen Neglected Titles from Mencken’s reviews for “The American Mercury”.....

12th April 2010

Jo Walton Stirs Up a Hefty List of Neglected SF/Fantasy Authors and Books.....

24th January 2010

“The Best Books You Haven’t Read,” from The American Conservative.....

14th November 2009

A few unusual items on John Cowper Powys’ List of 100 Best Novels.....

31st October 2009

Bookfinder.com’s Most Wanted Out-of-Print Books of the Last Year.....

23rd October 2009

Robert Birnbaum Picks Some Recent Under-Appreciated Novels.....

18th August 2009

Isabel Paterson on “If It Prove Fair Weather”, from September 1939.....

16th August 2009

Cheever’s Neglected Friends and Neighbors.....

30th June 2009

Head Butler Serves Up Michael J. Arlen’s Exiles.....

4th June 2009

Joseph Epstein on I. J. Singer’s The Brothers Ashkenazi.....

8th March 2009

Tributes to Two Neglected Gay Writers: George Baxt and Irving Rosenthal.....

8th December 2008

Afterwords on a few neglected books, from BookSlut.....

4th August 2008

Lee Sandlin on “Ten Novels That Not Enough People Have Read”.....

17th June 2008

John Banville on “the Simenons”, from the L. A. Weekly.....

14th June 2008

The Reader Online on “the most underrated novel in English”.....

13th December 2007

The Outmoded Authors Reading Challenge.....

18th October 2007

2blowhards.com on Neglected Author Francis Iles.....

12th October 2007

“Who is Harry Sylvester?” from First Things.....

10th October 2007

Which forgotten novel do you love?, from the Guardian Unlimited.....

16th September 2007

“How did we miss these?”, from the Observer.....

16th September 2007

Save These Books!, from Salon.com.....

24th August 2007

Lost Literary Classics, from “Talk of the Nation” on NPR.....

17th June 2007

“Breakthrough” Neglected Books, from Lingua Franca magazine.....

11th June 2007

“Their Back Pages”: Forgotten books by famous authors, from the Village Voice.....

5th June 2007

“Lost Books” from Nextbook Magazine.....

20th May 2007

Reading California Fiction.....

28th April 2007

Larry McMurtry recommends some Lost Novels.....

3rd April 2007

“Good Old Books”, from the National Review, 23 December 1996.....

2nd April 2007

Driftwood from “The Sustaining Stream”.....

23rd March 2007

Smugging up on forgotten authors, from the Guardian Unlimited.....

21st January 2007

Richard Yates on Fellow Neglected Writers.....

19th September 2006

Jonathan Yardley: “… my own list of unjustly overlooked and underrated writers …”.....

8th August 2006

Underappreciated Literature: from WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate Show”.....

8th August 2006

Thomas Pynchon’s Favorite Neglected Book.....

27th July 2006

Great underappreciated authors, from The Magnificent Octopus.....

27th July 2006

Underrated Writers, from the Syntax of Things.....

27th July 2006

Lost Classics: Reader Suggestions.....

24th July 2006

William Vollmann’s 10 favorite books.....

13th July 2006

Hear Susan Sontag talk about lost and forgotten masterpieces.....

11th July 2006

“Lost Classics,” from the Hartford Advocate.....

11th July 2006

“Rediscover some of the underappreciated children’s classics of the past,” by Karen MacPherson.....

8th July 2006

Moorish Girl’s Unappreciated Books Archive.....

6th July 2006

Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski on “The lost boys (and girls)”.....

4th July 2006

Jane Smiley on Emile Zola’s “The Fat and the Thin”.....

4th July 2006

Raymond Chandler’s Neglected Authors.....

4th July 2006

Out of Print Expert Weighs In, from Maud Newton’s Blog.....

3rd July 2006