The ‘angst canon’
Is there an ‘angst canon’ of books that teenagers read?
A BBC report discussing the reading choices of older teenagers:
At the age of 17 and 18, readers are often searching for something with a bit of existential angst. And nothing taps into teenage angst quite like the idea of exceptionalism.
It also discusses how reading choices are changed.
Categories: Books, Newspaper articles, Reading
Tags: Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Catch-22, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, J D Salinger, Joseph Heller, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, The Catcher in the Rye, The Stranger, The Trial