Thursday, May 05, 2011

Double Trouble: Twins in Literature

AbeBooks: Double Trouble: Twins in Literature: "To novelists, twins can be very bad, very misunderstood, very mysterious and sometimes badly mistreated. In fact, it would be fair to argue that twins get a bad rap from most writers.

One thing is clear - twins are never dull in literature. Audrey Niffenegger, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Arundhati Roy, V.C. Andrews and Madeleine L’Engle are just a few of the authors to have turned to twins."

1 comment:

Deb said...

Twins cropped up in John Fowles's books a few times too. THE MAGUS and DANIEL MARTIN come to mind. He seemed to have a thing about them, so perhaps there are others.

I have twins and each of them will swear that the other is the "evil one."