Past Reading


Past Reading

Books Read in 2017

  1. David Foster Wallace. Consider the Lobster.
  2. David Foster Wallace. Infinite Jest. (Put it down at the two-thirds mark.)
  3. Anonymous. Egil's Saga. (In The Sagas of Icelanders.)
  4. Graham Greene. The Quiet American.
  5. Karl Ove Knausgård. My Struggle: Book One.
  6. Karl Ove Knausgård. My Struggle: Book Two.
  7. Katherine Profeta. Dramaturgy in Motion: At Work on Dance and Movement Performance.
  8. Knut Hamsun. Hunger.
  9. Henrik Ibsen. Peer Gynt.
  10. Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness. (Fourth reading.)
  11. Peter Matthiessen. The Snow Leopard.
  12. François Jullien. In Praise of Blandness: Proceeding from Chinese Thought and Aesthetics.
  13. Roy Scranton. Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization.
  14. David Ehrenfeld. The Arrogance of Humanism.
  15. Stephen Batchelor. After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age.
  16. Edward Hinga. Out of the Jungle.
  17. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir.
  18. James Joyce. Dubliners. (Second reading.)
  19. Karl Ove Knausgård. My Struggle: Book Three.
  20. Banana Yoshimoto. Kitchen.
  21. Åsne Seierstad. One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway.
  22. Halldór Laxness. Wayward Heroes.
  23. Ivan Vladislavić. The Exploded View.
  24. Ivan Vladislavić. The Folly.
  25. Ivan Vladislavić. Double Negative.
  26. Amadou Hampaté Bâ. The Fortunes of Wangrin.
  27. J. D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye.
  28. Emily Ruete [née Sayyida Salme]. Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar.
  29. Anne Garréta. Sphinx.
  30. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Second reading.)
  31. Wole Soyinka. Aké: The Years of Childhood.
  32. Wole Soyinka. Myth, Literature and the African World.
  33. Anonymous. Njal's Saga.
  34. Marshall McLuhan + Quentin Fiore. The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects.
  35. William H. Gass. On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry.
  36. Pheng Cheah. What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature.
  37. Roland Barthes. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography.
  38. William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. (Second reading.)
  39. William Shakespeare. The Tempest. (Second reading.)
  40. Susan Sontag. On Photography.
  41. Susan Sontag. Regarding the Pain of Others.
  42. Judith Butler. Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? (Selections.)
  43. Martha Buskirk. The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art. (Selections.)
  44. W. J. T. Mitchell. What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images. (Selections.)
  45. Donna J. Haraway. Manifestly Haraway.
  46. Wole Soyinka. Death and the King's Horseman. (Second reading.)
  47. Karl Ove Knausgård. A Time for Everything.
  48. Karl Ove Knausgård. My Struggle: Book Four.
  49. Karl Ove Knausgård. My Struggle: Book Five.

No records kept for 2016 — a sad year for reading, indeed.

Books Read in 2015

  1. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. Dust.
  2. D. H. Lawrence. The Rainbow.
  3. D. H. Lawrence. Lady Chatterly's Lover.
  4. F. R. Leavis. D. H. Lawrence: Novelist. (Selections)
  5. William York Tindall. D. H. Lawrence and Susan His Cow.
  6. D. H. Lawrence. Mornings in Mexico.
  7. Jakob von Uexküll. A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans.
  8. D. H. Lawrence. The Plumed Serpent.
  9. Martin Heidegger. The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude. (Part Two)
  10. Jeff VanderMeer. Authority.
  11. D. H. Lawrence. Studies in Classic American Literature.
  12. Quentin Meillassoux. After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency.
  13. Graham Harman. The Quadruple Object.
  14. Steven Shaviro. The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism.
  15. Jane Bennett. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things.
  16. Jeff VanderMeer. Acceptance.
  17. Michel Serres. The Natural Contract.
  18. Maggie Nelson. Bluets.
  19. Henry D. Thoreau. Walden.
  20. Arthur J. Bachrach. D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico.
  21. D. H. Lawrence. Fantasia of the Unconscious.
  22. Dolores LaChapelle. D. H. Lawrence: Future Primitive.
  23. D. H. Lawrence. Sketches of Etruscan Places.
  24. Elizabeth Kolbert. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.
  25. Max Oelschlaeger. The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology. (Selections)
  26. Ben Woodard. On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy.
  27. D. H. Lawrence. Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence. (Selections)
  28. Eugene Thacker. In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy Vol. 1.
  29. D. H. Lawrence. St. Mawr.
  30. Neil Evernden. The Natural Alien: Humankind and Environment.
  31. Graham Harman. Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy. (Parts 1 + 3)
  32. D. H. Lawrence. The Fox.
  33. Toni Morrison. God Help the Child.
  34. Vincent Scully. Pueblo: Mountain, Village, Dance. (Selections)
  35. Dan Lloyd. Radiant Cool: A Novel Theory of Consciousness.
  36. Dan Simmons. Hyperion.
  37. Lily King. Euphoria.
  38. Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven.
  39. Rosi Braidotti. The Posthuman.
  40. David Skrbina. Panpsychism in the West.
  41. Tom Quirk. Bergson and American Culture: The Worlds of Willa Cather and Wallace Stevens. (Selections)
  42. Willa Cather. My Mortal Enemy.
  43. Ellen Eve Frank. Literary Architecture: Essays Toward a Tradition.
  44. William Plomer. Turbott Wolfe.
  45. H. I. E. Dhlomo. Collected Works. (Selections)
  46. Sol Plaatje. Native Life in South Africa.
  47. Dan Simmons. The Fall of Hyperion.
  48. André Brink. A Chain of Voices.
  49. Chenjerai Hove. Bones.
  50. E. M. Forster. Aspects of the Novel. (Selections)
  51. Terence Ranger. Peasant Consciousness and Guerrilla War in Zimbabwe.
  52. Edward Said. Beginnings: Intention and Method. (Selections)
  53. Wole Soyinka. Myth, Literature, and the African World. (Selections)
  54. Simon Gikandi. Reading the African Novel. (Selections)
  55. Hermann Hesse. Steppenwolf.
  56. Ayi Kwei Armah. Two Thousand Seasons.
  57. Patrick Rothfuss. The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
  58. Eugène Marais. The Soul of the White Ant.
  59. Doris Lessing. African Stories. (Selections)
  60. Lawrence Vambe. An Ill-Fated People: Zimbabwe Before and After Rhodes.
  61. Joseph O'Neill. The Dog.