Forthcoming Books of Interest

There is nothing like refitting a library to make one appreciate how extensive a reading-backlog has somehow established itself as an almost living being. It makes me think fondly of the Joanna Walsh short story. Her story rests on the irresistible premise that all your unread books might step from your shelves in the shape of a polyphonous reader to share with you some conversation and a glass of wine. (I recently contributed a personal selection of short stories, which included Walsh’s story, to Jonathan Gibbs’ terrific A Personal Anthology.)

I am trying to buy fewer books, but these are forthcoming over the next twelve months and will escape any such caution:

T. J. Clark, Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come
Christophe Bident, Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography
Michelle Bailat-Jones, Unfurled
Maria Gabriela Llansol, Geography Rebels trilogy
Karl Ole Knausgaard, Inadvertent (Why I Write)
Uwe Johnson, Anniversaries
Dan Gretton, I You We Them
Joshua Sperling, A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Writings of John Berger
Simon Critchley, Tragedy, the Greeks and Us
Rachel Cusk, Coventry: Essays
Yiyun Li, Where Reasons End
Kate Zambreno, Appendix Project: Talks and Essays
Marguerite Duras, The Garden Square
Annie Ernaux, Happening
Mathias Enard, Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants
Clarice Lispector, The Besieged City
Daša Drndic, E. E. G. and Doppelgänger
Agustín Fernández Mallo, Nocilla Lab

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17 thoughts on “Forthcoming Books of Interest

  1. Very pleased to see that Michelle’s book makes the list – she is a personal, very dear friend of mine, as well as a wonderful writer and thoughtful reader and translator! And darn, you are severely testing my resolution to stop buying so many books…

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  2. This is such a great list. I ordered the Clark, Critchley, Cusk, Duras, and Drndic books. I do look forward to your posts about your forthcoming reading plans/purchases. You have written several before, and I always get ideas. Thanks for sharing this list!

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      1. I have her Belladonna, and had hoped to read it over the summer but did not get the chance. I keep kicking myself but had a lot of reading for work. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on her.

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