Named Tomorrow


“this is not a detached dissertation but an exploration of my origins, an indirect attempt at self-definition” —Octavio Paz

Books Read: 2010

1. Thomas Bernhard – The Loser (re-read)
2. Peter Handke – Slow Homecoming
3. Carole Maso –  Ava
4. Dag Solstad – Shyness & Dignity
5. César Aira – An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter
6. Matvei Yankelevich – The Present Work
7. Roberto Bolaño – 2666
8. David Eagleman – Sum
9. Lydia Davis – Varieties of Disturbance
10. Bernard Malamud – Dubin’s Lives
11.  Paul Celan (trans. Michael Hamburger) – Die Niemandsrose
12. Anne Carson – Economy of the Unlost: Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan
13. Jacques Roubaud – The Loop
14. A. R. Ammons – Garbage
15. Matvei Yankelevich – Boris by the Sea
16. D. H. Lawrence – Sons and Lovers
17. Thomas Bernhard – Three Novellas
18. James Merrill – Nights and Days
19. Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House
20. Alaine Robbe-Grillet – Jealousy
21. James Merrill – Water Street
22. May Swenson – New and Selected Things Taking Place
23. Michael Baxandall – Painting and Experience in 15th C. Italy
24. Thomas Mann – Dr. Faustus
25. Peter Handke – 2 x Handke (A Moment of True Feeling, The Left-Handed Woman)
26. Gabriel Josipovici – What Ever Happened to Modernism?
27. James Merrill – Water Street
28. James Merrill – Nights and Days
29. Billy Ramsell – Complicated Pleasures
30. Thom Gunn – Fighting Terms
31. Thom Gunn – The Sense of Movement
32. Jean Starobinski – 1789: The Emblems of Reason
33. Thomas Bernhard – The Voice Imitator: 104 Stories
34. Peter Handke – The Afternoon of a Writer
35. Muriel Spark – Loitering with Intent
36. James Merrill – A Different Person: A Memoir


One Response

  1. Tim Pieraccini says:

    Hi Steve,

    This is Tim from Brighton. I had to start a new account on facebook as my previous one got hacked, and your fb page is so set up that you can’t be added or even messaged, so if you’d like to stay in touch, this is the only way I could reach you…

    Of all the books you read last year, I read only one (also last year – 2666, which didn’t do a great deal for me, I confess). I picked up a copy of Merrill’s ‘Changing Light at Sandover’ for the ridiculous price of £1 a few years back, and got rid of it for reasons which ENTIRELY escape me now…



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