Forthcoming Books I am Looking Forward to Reading (Updated 30/11/19)

It seems like mere moments, but in fact it’s been nine months since my last post listing the forthcoming books I was looking forward to reading. In most cases the books on that last list were acquired, though I’ve read only four of the nineteen listed, though remain interested in reading the others. This year I’m acquiring fewer books, but the following are mostly irresistible:

  1. Antonio Negri, Spinoza: Then and Now
  2. Michel Houellebecq, Serotonin
  3. Denise Riley, Time Lived, Without Its Flow
  4. Rachel Mann, A Kingdom of Love
  5. Yiyun Li, Must I Go
  6. Karl Ole Knausgaard, In the Land of the Cyclops
  7. Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Burning Case for a New Green Deal
  8. J. M. Coetzee, The Death of Jesus
  9. Roberto Calasso, The Celestial Hunter
  10. Vivian Gornick, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader
  11. S. D. Chrostowska, The Eyelid
  12. Chantal Akerman, My Mother Laughs
  13. Sergio Chejfec, The Incompletes
  14. Kate Zambreno, Drifts
  15. Lars Iyer, Nietzsche and The Burbs
  16. Vladimir Nabokov, Think, Write, Speak
  17. Alistair Ian Blythe, Card Catalogue
  18. Peter Weiss, The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume II
  19. Luis Goytisolo, The Greens of May Down to the Sea: Antagony, Book II
  20. Rene Wellek & Austin Warren, Theory of Literature 

10 thoughts on “Forthcoming Books I am Looking Forward to Reading (Updated 30/11/19)

  1. 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



      • 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.

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  2. 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).


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