Titles are removed from this list as I acquire said books. Searching should lead you to these titles, but drop me an email if you cannot find any of them. I’m acquiring fewer books these days, but the following are mostly irresistible:
Yiyun Li, Must I Go
Karl Ole Knausgaard, In the Land of the Cyclops
J. M. Coetzee, The Death of Jesus
Roberto Calasso, The Celestial Hunter
Vivian Gornick, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader
Kate Zambreno, Drifts
Alistair Ian Blythe, Card Catalogue
Peter Weiss, The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume II
Luis Goytisolo, The Greens of May Down to the Sea: Antagony, Book II
Luis Goytisolo, The Wrath of Achilles: Antagony, Book III
Moyra Davey, Index Cards
Aby Warburg, Bilderatlas Mnemosyne
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, The Inhabited Island
André Breton and Philippe Soupault, Magnetic Fields
Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Count Luna
Miklös Szenkuthy, Chapter on Love
Paul Celan, Microliths
Mircea Cărtărescu, Solenoid
Amanda Michalopoulou, God’s Wife
Hans Jürgen von der Wense, A Shelter for Bells
Magdalena Zurawski, Being Human is an Occult Practise
Yevgeny Zamyatin, We
Mercé Rodereda, Garden by the Sea
S. D. Chrostowska, The Eyelid
László F. Földényi, The Glance of the Medusa
László F. Földényi, Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts into Tears
Hans Blumenberg, History, Metaphors, Fables
Jirgl Reinhard, The Unfinished
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Forget Houellebecq, it’s terrible. It wd be a waste of money and was badly received here.
Your Foucault post evokes Wittgenstein. And Contre-jour by Josipovici, on what to do what the sayable / unsayable
Like the three-volume reprint set of Marías’s ‘Your face tomorrow’, that Bazlen is a somewhat Beckettian enterprise – only ever published tomorrow.
I’ve not read Marias and am never quite sure it’s my sort of thing. Is the trilogy a good jumping off point for his work?
I have not read him either, but as an immigrant in the UK I am always interested in seeing how other foreigners see the country and its rather unique ways. (Or should that be countries? Clearly, I have a lot to learn.) The mixture of Oxbridge and a spy thriller sounds quite fascinating.
Is the Coetzee a follow up to the Schooldays of Jesus.?
Yes, presumably the last of the trilogy.
I wasn’t keen on the earlier ones so will skip this
No Krasznahorkai? “Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming” has been top of my list since it was announced last November! Hope the release date doesn’t get delayed at the last minute (Houllebecq was supposed to be the same Sept. 24 date but got moved to Nov. 19 – different publisher’s obviously).
Krasznahorkai, though there are certain set pieces I like, isn’t for me.
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