in the mail today
The Impressionist, Hari Kunzru
Hadschi Murat, Leo Tolstoy
Island by Alistair MacLeod. Another Canuck author. Very well respected for his short stories although gets overshadowed by Munro.
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Great Haul today
K?tala, Fatou Diome
Die Gelehrtenrepublik, Arno Schmidt (I'm in for a reread)
New England White, Stephen L. Carter
In Verteidigung der Gesellschaft, Michel Foucault
Kindheitsmuster, Christa Wolf
And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave. $3!
I'm under a self-inflicted book buying ban, started 20th of June. It will end on the 18th of August. So far, I manage. My brother just gave me Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal. I would have yelled my joy, almost.
Doesn't make me feel better, abecedarian.
Anyway, two more Booker potentials, this time from Australia:
His Illegal Self, Peter CareyAnd a Penguin Modern Classic, to mingle with the others:
The Spare Room, Helen Garner
Love In A Cold Climate and Other Novels, Nancy Mitford
In the mail today
Dorian, Will Self
L'Amour, Maguerite Duras
Original Bliss, A.L. Kennedy (Lost my old copy)
In the mail
Le Ventre de l'Atlantique, Fatou Diome
Popped in a bookshop in exeter today and got The Savage Detectives
in the mail
mascha kal?ko, die paar leuchtenden jahre
selma meerbaum-eisinger, ich bin in sehnsucht eingeh?llt
Back in my teens, when I was reading horror, there was author I always wanted to read - especially as the market was stale - but his books were never available in the UK and, browsing around, editions were always limited and therefore out of my price range. Today, however, I saw a collection of his short stories, recently published, which I thought I'd snap up to see whether he is, as I've been assured elsewhere, any good. So Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti.
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing the other day. Couldn't find my old paperback MLA manual so I got a new edition hardcover.
Need to get more essays on Literature and theory so...
Habitations of the Word by William H. Gass
Survival by Margaret Atwood
In September I have some Umberto Eco, Northrop Frye and Robertson Davies to pick up. Oh and the Borges non-fiction. Perhaps some other essay centric stuff too.
I finally found the 3rd and last instalment I needed to complete the hardcover collection of The Baroque Cycle, The System of the World. Pleased about that as it was done in relatively frugal fashion.
I also grabbed me a copy of A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami and Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov arrived yesterday.
The latter is quite probably going to be one of my holiday reading list.
The latter is my favorite book, bar none. I shan't go into the reasons, lest it spoil your first impression (hey, I own it in its first impression, how ironic), and there's nothing like reading anything like it the first time through.