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Friday, February 6, 2015

What I Read, 2015/16/17/18/19/20/21

No comments, no nothing, solely for my benefit and that of the curious (?). Exists because I don't like the Good Reads layout, nor the fact that it's owned by Amazon.

2015
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations
Iris Murdoch, The Bell
Tõnu Õnnepalu, Radio
James Dickey, Deliverance
Margaret MacMillan, Nixon and Mao
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (the Royal Shakespeare Company edition - first one I found in a used bookstore, no larger point intended)
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
Henry Green, Loving
Robert E. Kapsis, ed., Conversations with Steve Martin
P.G. Wodehouse, /Blandings Castle/
Raymond Kennedy, Ride a Cockhorse
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Michael Lewis, The Big Short
Dag Solstad, Shyness and Dignity
Finn Brunton, Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet
Heinrich Böll, Billiards at Half-Past Nine
Michael Dibdin, Cabal
Jan Morris, Hav [NYRB volume combining Last Letters From Hav and Hav of the Myrmidons]
Henri-Pierre Roché, Jules and Jim
Elizabeth Taylor, You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Short Stories of Elizabeth Taylor
Philip Roth, When She Was Good
László Kraznahorkai, War & War
Hitchcock/Truffaut
Scott Saul, Becoming Richard Pryor
Renata Adler, Speedboat
Witold Gombrowicz, Cosmos
P.G. Wodehouse, /The Code of the Woosters/
P.G. Wodehouse, /How Right You Are, Jeeves/
Michael Dibdin, And Then You Die

2016
"Pitticus Lore," I Am Number Four
Jane Austen, Lady Susan
Philip Roth, Indignation
Oakley Hall, Warlock
László Kraznahorkai, Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods
Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before
Mark Jacobson, Teenage Hipster in the Modern World
J.G. Ballard, High-Rise
Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love
Nancy Mitford, Love in a Cold Climate
Legs McNeil and Mickey Leigh, Please Kill Me
Michael Herr, Dispatches
Jon Fine, Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) (do not read this book)
James Andrew Miller, Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency
Tess Slesinger, The Unpossessed
Don DeLillo, Underworld

2017
Lucy Wadham, Heads and Straights
Gilbert M. Gaul, Billion Dollar Ball
John Belton, Widescreen Cinema
Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals
Ivan Klíma, Love and Garbage (too much love not enough garbage)
David Bianculli, Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
László Kraznahorkai, Herman/The Last Wolf
Jan Potocki, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
James Wilcox, American Baptists
Chuck Klosterman, X
John A. Farrell, Richard Nixon: The Life
George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
John Boorman, Tom Luddy, David Thomson and Walter Donahue, ed. Projections 4
H.R.F. Keating, Inspector Ghote's Good Crusade
Chuck Klosterman, But What If We're Wrong?
Stephen Spender, The Temple
Günter Grass, The Tin Drum
Christine Angot, Incest
John Gregory Dunne, The Studio
Jessica Mitford, Poison Penmanship
Javier Marías, All Souls
Mike Myers, Canada
Sally Shafto, The Zanzibar Films and the Dandies of May 1968
Anya Von Bremzen, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
László Kraznahorkai, The World Goes On
Christian Metz, Film Language

2018
Ryu Murakami, Piercing
Jane Austen, Sense & Sensibility
Richard Collins, Vincent Porter, WDR and the Arbeiterfilm: Fassbinder, Ziewer, and Others
H.R. F. Keating, The Sheriff of Bombay
Nancy Mitford, Christmas Pudding
George Eliot, Middlemarch
Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart
Emily Y. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Glenway Wescott, The Pilgrim Hawk
Michael Benson, Space Odyssey
Frances FitzGerald, The Evangelicals
Alain Guiraudie, Now the Night Begins
Nancy Mitford, Pigeon Pie
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Pages from the Goncourt Journals
Walter Abish, How German Is It
Theodore H. White, The Making of the President — 1964
Heinrich Böll, The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum
Dawn Powell, A Time To Be Born
Bernard Rosenberg and Harry Silverstein, The Real Tinsel
Dawn Powell, Turn, Magic Wheel
P.G. Wodehouse, A Prefect's Uncle
Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone
P.G. Wodehouse, /The Mating Season/
Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant

2019
Junichiro Tanizaki, The Makioka Sisters
Louis Black and Collins Swords, CinemaTexas Notes: The Early Days of Austin Film Culture
Moshe Safdie, Beyond Habitat
Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
E.M. Delafield, The Way Things Are
Kyōko Hirano, Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo
Anna Seghers, Transit
Eric Ambler, Here Lies
E.M. Delafield, Diary of a Provincial Lady
Lawrence Wright, God Save Texas
Euclides da Cunha, Rebellion in the Backlands
Simone Signoret, Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be
George Gissing, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
William Gaddis, JR
Ben Lerner, Leaving the Atocha Station
László Kraznahorkai, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
George and Weedon Grossmith, Diary of a Nobody
Jean-Patrick Manchette, Nada
David Lynch and Kristine McKenna, Room to Dream
Maggie Nelson, The Art of Cruelty

2020
Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of American Consensus
Chen Ruoxi, The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories
Elizabeth Taylor, A View of the Harbour
Studs Terkel, American Dreams: Lost & Found
W.K.L. Dickson, The Biograph in Battle
James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son
Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me in the Bathroom
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Joanne McNeil, Lurking
John Hawkes, The Lime Twig
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Charlotte Mosley, ed., The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh
László Kraznahorkai and Ornan Rotem, The Manhattan Project
Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Uwe Johnson, Anniversaries
Mark Asch, New York Movies
Eric Ambler, Background to Danger
Michael Innes, A Family Affair

2021
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley
P.G. Wodehouse, Tales From the Drones Club
Annie Ernaux, The Years
Michael Almereyda, Jonathan Lethem and Robert Polito, eds., Manny Farber: Paintings and Writings
Walter Abish, Alphabetical Africa
David Plante, Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three
Eric Ambler, Cause for Alarm
Bertolt Brecht, The Good Woman of Setzuan ("revised English version by Eric Bentley")
Rosario Catellanos, The Nine Guardians
Jenny Hval, Girls Against God
Michael Innes, Death at the Chase
Annie Ernaux, A Man's Place
Don DeLillo, Mao II
Annie Ernaux, A Woman's Story
Michael Gilbert, Smallbone Deceased
Annie Ernaux, Simple Passion
E.M. Delafield, The Provincial Lady Goes Further
Barry Hannah, Long, Last, Happy: New and Selected Stories
Edmund Crispin, The Long Divorce
John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Valeria Berletti (Cari Beauchamp, ed.), Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
Annie Ernaux, The Possession
Rosa Liksom, Compartment No. 6
Joe McCarthhy, ed., Fred Allen's Letters
Michael Innes, Hamlet, Revenge!
Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
Adolfo Bioy Casares, The Invention of Morel
P.G. Wodehouse, Barmy in Wonderland
Annie Ernaux, Happening
Robert Coover, The Public Burning
Marguerite Duras, The Lover
Marguerite Duras, The Ravishing of Lol Stein
Annie Ernaux, Exteriors
Henri Charpentier and Boyden Sparks, Life à la Henri
H.R.F. Keating, Under a Monsoon Cloud
Jurij Meden, Scratches and Glitches
Italo Svevo, As a Man Grows Older
Donald E. Westlake, The Cutie