Marcel Proust is known for his long, spiraling sentences and his exploration of the nature of memory. Plus, most of the time you can’t go wrong with French literature.
I haven’t read Handmaid’s Tale before, but I saw the old movie (not the Hulu series) with Natasha Richardson (she was married to Liam Neeson but died in a skiing accident.) Wanted to read it before the sequel comes out soon.
Beckett is famous for his radically minimalist plays and novels. But he had an interesting life, too – born in England, he emigrated to France and took part in the French Resistance in Paris during World War 2. No doubt this informed his bleak but comical worldview.
I’m a really exciting person. 😂
Roland Barthes was a French philosopher and literary theorist. He also wrote about mass media. He died in 1980.