Saturday, January 31, 2009

A short list of books I have on my shelves that I have not yet read.

  • David Halberstam, The Fifties
  • Richard Howard, Alone with America
  • Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds
  • Helen Vendler, Soul Says
  • Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
  • Antonio Gramsci, The Prison Notebooks
  • Jesus de Nazaret, Las Palabras (mistakenly ordered in Spanish)
  • Fodor's New York City 1999
  • Deborah Solomon, Utopia Parkway:  the Life and Work of Joseph Cornell
  • Ruth Rendell, The Crocodile Bird
I should make other lists of the same ilk:  assorted CDs I never listen to; assorted clothes I haven't worn in years; files I will never again consult. Boxes of tea I'll never drink.  I do, however, hope to get around to reading almost all of the above books, including The Words of Jesus in Spanish.  If I ever learn Spanish.


ann cannon said...

As always you manage to be funny and inspiring at the same time. Cool header, too.

Books by my bedside right now--
COLD COMFORT FARM by Stella Gibbons
FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE by Niall Williams

No titles in Spanish. But that's a nice thought!

Nik said...

I started Mason and Dixon. When you get to page 400, let me know and I'll pick it up again!

Counterintuitive said...

I'd run far away from the Prison Notebooks--you've already read critical theorists' cliffnote version of Gramscian hegemony. what more do you need?

I mean he didn't even intend all that for publishing, did he? It was on my shelf for a long time too. The book was on a list for a class I took but we never got around to it: big surprise there. Finally I gave my copy to someone though I'm unsure one could easily find an owner. You'd have to sell it as a gangsta/ druggie kind of prison tale.

Mary said...

Sorry, I couldn't get to the lists, because that smokin' banner just made my day. And now I have to rest from all of the excitement. Seriously.

SusanS said...

How in the world do you come up with a short list? You must not have many shelves!


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