SUMMER READING 2012
from top-to-bottom as they appear at this moment on the table
Fyodor Dostoevsky – Dostoevsky’s Occasional Writings
Joe Bolton – The Last Nostalgia
Susan Howe – The Midnight
Laurie Sheck – Captivity
Ann Smock – What is There to Say?
Jerome Klinkowitz – The Self-Apparent Word
William Gass – On Being Blue
Mikita Brottman – The Solitary Vice: Against Reading
Arkadii Dragomoshchenko – Description
Cees Nooteboom – The Following Story
Craig Watson – 0.10
Susan Howe – Frame Structures
Lyn Hejinian – The book of a thousand eyes
Ron Loewinsohn – Goat Dances
Li-Young Lee – Rose and The City in Which I Love You
Philip Levine – They Feed They Lion and The Names of the Lost
Galway Kinnell – A New Selected Poems
Robert Hass – Human Wishes
Macedonio Fernandez – The Museum of Eterna’s Novel
Lance Olsen – Girl Imagined by Chance
Fyodor Dostoevsky – Notes from Underground (a new translation)
Lynne Tillman – This is Not It
Ben Marcus – The Flame Alphabet
Viktor Shklovsky – Bowstring
W. M. Spackman – The Complete Fiction
Louis Zukofsky – “A”
many parallel stacks and resources…but that’s the immediate meal!
8 thoughts on “Man-O’-Word’s Summer Reading List”
What a nice list… and also seems so exciting too… I noted most of them for my book list. Thank you dear N Filbert, how much I want to read them… Love, nia
many delights (for my tastes anyway) 🙂
Wow. I haven’t read any of these. OK if you were to suggest one, as I will never have time to read them all, which would it be?
Ambitious list! You’re making me feel guilty for all the pulpy novels on mine.
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I don’t believe that any of these are about or related to the still visual arts in any way, but they’re still some excellent examples of controversial and iconoclastic literary works. Since my main focus has always been an interest in language and words (which relates to how much I enjoy writing about art), I just felt like sharing @Manoftheword’s most recommended summer reads! Tell me if you recommend any of these books if you have an opportunity to read any of them this summer.