Tuesday, January 26, 2010


ackerly, j.r.:my father and myself
hindoo holiday
angulo, jaime de:indian tales
asturias,miguel-angel:mulata and mr. fly
arendt, hannah:eichmann in jerusalem
the origins of totalitarianism
alfau, felipe:locos, chromos
alain fournier:the wanderer
ashbery, john:three poems
attar, faralladin:the conference of the birds
auden, w.h.:collected poems
a certain world
the dyer's hand and everything else
including a shelf of criticism
auerbach, eric:mimesis
babel, isaac:the collected stories
bachelard, gaston:the poetics of space
barfield, owen:saving the appearances
history in english words

baudelaire:the painter of modern life in addition to the poems
basho:the narrow roads north et al
beckett,sam.:the trilogy et al
beerbohm, max:zuleikha dobson et al
bellow, saul:seize the day
henderson the rain king
the adventures of augie march
berlin, isaiah:the hedgehog and the fox
three essays on liberty
vico and herder
(actually:all of him)
berlioz' memoirs
bespaloff, rachel:on the illiad
bishop, elizabeth:collected poems, prose, selected letters
blake, william preferrably in his own formats:
the illuminated blake from thames and hudson
borges, jorge luis:ficciones
dream tigers
seven nights(a lovelier book of criticism would be hard to imagine)
(all of him)
boswell's johnson augmented with the other accounts
brodsky, joseph:watermark
grief and reason
broch, hermann:the death of vergil
the sleepwalkers
broch's essay on kitsch
bronk, wm.:the collected poems
buechner:lenz, woyzeck, et al
bulgakov:the master and margarita
bunting, basil:the collected poems
byron, george gordon lord:don juan
selected letters
byron, robert:the road to oxiana
cabrera-infante:three trapped tigers
cage, john:silence
canetti, elias:crowds and power
calvino, italo:cosmicomics
if on a winters night a traveller
t zero
invisible cities et al
casanova's memoirs particular the venetian episodes bk 1
carson,anne:autobiography of red
eros, the bittersweet
carpentier, alejo:the lost steps
(one of the great landscapes of all time;
and one of the few great novels about music)
carroll, lewis:the annotated alice (ed. martin gardiner)
chatwin, bruce:in patagonia
the songlines
utz et al
de chazal, malcolm:sens plastique
cheever, john:o what a paradise it seems
the collected stories
chekhov every story every play every letter
cherry-garrard, apsley:the worst journey in the world

clampitt, amy:collected poems
clark, eleanor:rome and a villa
cioran, e.m.;the temptation to exist
cocteau, jean:les enfants terribles
colette:the pure and the impure
earthly paradise(ed.phelps)
cheri (she recorded the final scene quite beautifully)
connell, evan s:manuscript found in a bottle in carmel
conroy, frank:stoptime
constant, benjamin:adolphe
comptom- burnett, ivy:more women than men
cortazar, julio:hopscotch
the winners
blow-up and other stories
clough, arthur hugh:amours de voyage
croce, arlene:as good a dance critic as Edwin Denby
seven greeks
the geography of the imagination et al
daumal,rene:mt analogue
denby, edwin:collected dance criticism
diderot, denis:jacques the fatalist
rameau's nephew
the nun
dick, phillip k:ubik
dickens, charles:nicolas nickleby
great expectations
bleak house my favorite three
de lillo, don:white noise
dinesen, isak:seven gothic tales, winter's tales, out of africa

dostoyevsky: all of him esp:the brothers karamazov
the demons
notes from the underground
duffy, brian:the world as I found it
elkins, james p.:the object stares back
eliade, mircea:the two and the one
cosmos and history
endo:the samurai
fargue, leon-paul
firbank, ronald:five novels
focillon, henri:the year one thousand
the art of the west
flaubert, including the correspondence
von frisch:the dancing bees
frye,northrop:fearful symmetry
frobenius, leo:african genesis
frost, robert:collected poems
fowles, john: the magus
the ebony tower
fuentes, carlos:where the air is clear
gass, wm:on being blue
genet, jean:our lady of the flowers
the plays and the astonishing essay on rembrandt
gerhardie, william:futility
goethe:the fairytale from conversations of german refugees
the poetry
faust two
and all the rest
gilbert, jack:best living American poet?
gunn, thom:collected poems
grahame green eric ambler john le carre
graham, a.c.:poems from the late t'ang
hannah, barry:airships
hawkes, david(trans.);the ch'u t'zu or the songs of the south
heidegger:the essay on technology
the early greek thinkers
hesse, hermann:the glass bead game
e.t.a. hoffmann
hofstader, doughlas:godel escher bach
metamagical themes
I am a Strange Loop
et al
holderlin, friedrich:poems and fragments(trans hamburger)
holmes, richard:shelley, the pursuit
herbert, zbigniew:collected poems
george herbert
herr, michael:dispatches
hoffmannstahl, hugo von:The Tower; Andreas Fragment; Colors
hollinghurst, alan:the swimming pool library
the folding star
the line of beauty
hildesheimer, wolfgang:mozart
the icelandic sagas and the elder edda
ibsen:peer gynt
issa:a year of my life
hardy, thomas:selected poems
james hogg:the memoirs of a justified sinner
(this is the great novel of Calvinist antinomianism and
a template for a lot of bad behaviour in Evangelical circles)
hopkins, gerard manley
jacob, francois:the logic of life
the statue within
henry james:the europeans
the bostonians
the ambassadors
the golden bowl
the wings of a dove
letters essays criticism about travel books et al
randall jarrell:poetry and the age
pictures from an institution
johnson, ronald:arc
johnson, samuel:lives of the poets, preface to shakespeare, rasselas, et al

jones, david:in parenthesis
the anathemata
kafka:let me put in a plug for joachim neugroschel's superb translations
kapucynski, ryzard:the last emporer
the shah of shahs
the soccer war
kawabata, yasunuri:snow country
the master of go
the house of sleeping beauties
the palm of hand stories
keats,john:poems and letters
kerenyi, karl:the greek gods and the heroes of the greeks
athene, hermes et al
the concept of anxiety et al
kincaid, jamaica:at the bottom of the river, talk stories et al
kleist, heinrich von:the stories and plays
de laclos, chodelos:les liasons dangereuses
lawrence, d.h.:the stories
the poems
laxness, haldor:independant people
laye, camara:the guardian of the king
leguizamma lima:paradiso

leopardi:opera morali
lessing, doris:the golden notebook
levi, primo:if this be man
the periodic table
other people's trades
(actually all of him)
levi strauss, claude:triste tropiques
the savage mind
the raw and the cooked
lichtenberg:the aphorisms
lichtheim, georg:collected essays
lightman,alan:einstein's dreams
lopate, phillip:against joie de vivre
lowes, john livingston:the road to xanadu
(an astonishing reconstruction of Choleridges' processes
from his literary sources)
luria, ar:the mind of the mnemonist
the man with the shattered mind
machado, antonio
mac donald:the golden key
lilith and phantastes
the princess and the goblins
(the great forebearer of the INKLINGS)
mack, maynard:alexander pope
mandelstam, nadezhda:hope against hope; hope abandoned;mozart and salieri
mandelstam, ossip:the criticism in particular the essay on Dante
(trans. sidney monas)the prose(Trans. Brown)
(the egyptian stamp!)
malaparte, curzio:kaputt
mann, thomas: lotte in weimar
joseph and his brothers
matthews, harry:the sinking of the odradek station, tlooth,et al
mendelsohn, edward:early auden and late auden
mc elroy, joseph:plus
the smuggler's bible
merrill, james:the collected poems
metcalf, paul:apalache
melville:moby dick
billy budd
benito cereno
michaux, henri:selected writings(trans ellmann)
a barbarian in Asia
miserable miracle

moore, marianne :collected poems
collected prose
selected letters
moorehead, alan:the white nile
the blue nile
montale:the collected poems(I lean towards Arrowsmith--)
the butterfly of dinard
montague, lady mary wortley:letters
moseley, nicholas:hopeful monsters
milosz, czelaw:the captive mind
bells in winter
milton, john:paradise lost
mishima, Yukio:the sailor who fell from grace with the sea
murasaki, lady:the tale of genji
(I flitter between the translations of waley, seidenstacker, tyler)
murdoch, iris: a severed head
under the net
nabokov:invitation to a beheading
the gift
the real life of sebastian knight
pale fire
the collected stories
the pushkin commentaries et al
naipaul vs:guerrillas
the house of mr. biswas
a bend in the river
the return of evita peron etc
nerval, gerard:aurelia et al
niezchte:the corpus
orwell:george:the essays et al
o' connor, flannery:collected stories
panofsky, erwin:perspective, studies in iconology et al
parra, nicanor:antipoems
pasolini:the indian journal
peake, mervyn:the gormenghast trilogy
peacock, thomas:the novels and music criticism
poe, edgar allan
ponge, francois:things
polyanyi, michael:personal knowledge
pope, alexander
porchia, antonio:voices
potocki,count:manuscript found in saragossa
pound, ezra:confucius
powell, dawn:the golden pavillion
the letters
powers, richard:the goldbug variations
prokosh, frederick:the asiatics
proust as a lifetime avocation
and contre saint-beuve plus the correspondence and the
painter and tadie biographies, shattuck, et al
pushkin:eugene onegin in sir charles johnson's translation
and with nabokov's annotation
purdy, james:malcolm
radin, paul:african folk tales
the trickster
the road of life and death
raine, kathleen:collected poems
blake and tradition
read, herbert:the green child
renault, mary:funeral games
rexroth, kenneth:his various translations from the chinese and japanese
rosen, charles:the most pertinent and detailed musical analyst I know
ross, alex:the rest is noise(our best present-day critic)
roth, phillip:the zuckerman trilogy
portnoy's complaint
(actually a large portion of his work, as I think of it, with two or three
cataclysmic missteps, but hell!)
rothenberg, jerome:technicians of the sacred(in the original edition)
riding, laura:a progress of stories
the collected poems
and, as laura(riding)jackson:the telling
rumi I read in as many available versions as I find
rushkin:the king of the golden river and sesame and lilies,
the stones of venice
the praeterita
sacks, oliver:awakenings
the man who mistook his wife for a hat
seeing voices et al
salter, james:a sport and a pasttime
salzman, mark:iron and silk
lost in place
seth, vikram:the golden gate
simon schama:citizens
landscape and memory
shattuck, roger:the banquet years and many luminous essays on such subjects as
stravinsky and michel tournier
shaw, bernard:the music criticism in addition to the big plays
shei shonagon: the pillowbook
spackman, wm.:an armful of warm girl
spark, muriel:the prime of miss jean brody
memento mori et al
stead, christina:the man who loved children
letty fox
stevens, wallace:the collected poems
stevenson, robert louis:the weir of hermiston
the new arabian nights
sewell, elizabeth:the orphic voice
strindberg:An occult diary
isaac singer:satan in goray
the collected short stories
jonathan spence:the question of hu,
the memory palace of matteo ricci
god's chinese son
sutherland, donald:on, romanticism
suzuki, dt:essays on zen buddhism
zen and japanese culture
tanizaki, juniro:the makioka sisters
seven japanese tales
the tale of the lord musahi
in praise of shadows et al
thackery, william makepeace;the rose and the ring(A children's book funnier
and eviller than lemony snicket)
thomson, vergil:the music criticism
the thousand and one nights
tolstoi: childhood boyhood and youth
the cossacks
the stories and fables and plays all of Tolstoi
(I needs must admit that I love him above all others but two,
whose names I will leave you to guess)
tournier, michel:the ogre
friday et al
traherne, thomas:the centuries
trevor-roper, hugh:the last days of hitler(as he prepares to commit suicide
to Wagner, the servants play American jazz)
turgenev, including the correspondence
turner, frederick:the new world
tutuola,amos:my life in the bush of ghosts
twain,mark:life on the missippipi
letters from the earth
letter to king leopold
valery:poems in the rough
the dialogues
vallejo, cesar:poemos humanos
vidal, gore:myra and myron breckenridge
robert walser
woolf, virginia:the waves is my favorite, and I have read a good part of aloud;
to the lighthouse and mrs dalloway,
and then all the novels, essays, diaries, and correspondence
wordsworth, william: the prelude
wright, austin:the morley mythology
white, edmund:caracole
forgetting elena et al
he repeats himself a great deal yet remains indispensable
wheelwright, phillip:his criticism and his translation of heraclitus
yates, frances:one of the boldest authors in Renaissance studies and its related field of hermetics and the occult; "the art of memory" is the book to begin with
yeats, with some pleading for the plays and a
rembrance of A VISION with unmitigated dread
yourcenar, marguerite:hadrian's Memoirs
The Dark Brain of Piranesi

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