Walter Mosley's Top Literary Picks

Devil in a Blue Dress author selects five most influential books
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2007 4:10 PM CST
Walter Mosley's Top Literary Picks
Author Walter Mosely attends the 80th anniversary celebration of Harlem's Schomburg Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, in this file photo from Oct. 6, 2006. Mosley, author of "Devil in a Blue Dress," is being sued by his ex-wife for money she says he agreed to pay out of income from several...   (Associated Press)

Walter Mosley has won accolades from readers and critics alike for his Easy Rawlins detective series, and the novelist has a philosophical side, too. Newsweek presents his list of important works that "most greatly impacted the intelligence, potential and humanity of the people of the world."

  1. The Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein
  2. On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
  3. Das Kapital, Karl Marx

  1. The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud
  2. The Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Read more Walter Mosley stories.)

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