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What Some People Are Reading

What are you reading right now?

  • Walter Abish: Eclipse Fever
  • Uwem Akpan: Say You’re One of Them
  • Dante Alighieri: The Inferno
  • Martin Amis: London Fields
  • Steven Amsterdam: Things We Didn’t See Coming
  • Nick Antosca: Fires
  • Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Mechanism of Meaning
  • Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition
  • Rick Atkinson: In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat
  • Paul Auster: Moon Palace
  • Charles Avery: The Islanders
  • JG Ballard: The Complete Short Stories of JG Ballard
  • Roland Barthes: Mythologies
  • Allison Hoover Bartlett: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
  • Henry Bergson: Matter and Memory
  • Giannina Braschi: Empire of Dreams
  • Harold Brodkey: Stories in an Almost Classical Mode
  • Dan Brown: The Lost Symbol
  • Blake Butler: Scorch Atlas (x5)
  • Elias Canetti: Auto-da-fe
  • Orson Scott Card: Ender’s Game
  • Eric Chevillard: The Crab Nebula
  • Renee Daumal: Mount Analogue
  • Lydia Davis: The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
  • Jacques Derrida: Archive Fever
  • Dorothea Dietrich et al: Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris
  • EL Doctorow: Homer and Langley
  • Katherine Dunn: One Ring Circus
  • Geoff Dyer: The Ongoing Moment
  • Brian Evenson: Fugue State
  • Brian Evenson: The Open Curtain
  • Gustave Flaubert: Bouvard and Pecuchet
  • Joan Fontcuberta: Sputnik
  • John Foot: Calcio
  • William Gass: The Tunnel
  • Molly Gaudry: We Take Me apart
  • Amelia Gray: AM/PM (x2)
  • Rawi Hage: Cockroach
  • Knut Hamsun: Pan
  • Barry Hannah: Airships
  • Ajay Heble: Landing on the Wrong Note
  • Robert Henryson: The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables
  • Denis Johnson: Angels
  • Steven Johnson: Mind Wide Open
  • Gert Jonke: Homage to Cerny
  • James Joyce: Finnegan’s Wake (x3)
  • Thomas Kendall: A Crack in the Heart Some Light Goes Through
  • James Howard Kunstler: The Long Emergency
  • Nick Land: The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism
  • DH Lawrence: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Tao Lin: Shoplifting from American Apparel
  • Gary Lutz: Partial List of People to Bleach
  • Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism
  • Sarah Manguso: Siste Viator
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Autumn of the Patriarch
  • Eugene Marten: Waste
  • Daphne du Maurier: Don’t Look Now
  • Joseph McEllroy: A Smuggler’s Bible
  • Elizabeth McCracken: Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry
  • Elizabeth McCracken: Niagara Falls All Over Again
  • Sarah Messer: Bandit Letters
  • Joseph Mitchell: Up in the Old Hotel
  • Lorrie Moore: A Gate at the Stairs
  • Flannery O’Connor: A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  • Flannery O’Connor: Mystery and Manners
  • David Ohle: The Camp
  • A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction
  • Rick Perlstein: Nixonland
  • Ezra Pound: The Cantos
  • Ann Quin: Three
  • Ron Rash: Chemistry and Other Stories
  • Rough Guide to Japan
  • Joanna Ruocco: The Mothering Coven
  • Stig Sæterbakken: Siamese
  • The San Francisco Poets
  • Roberto Simanowski: Interfictions
  • Gertrude Stein: Three Lives
  • Leigh Stein: How to Mend a Broken Heart With Vengeance
  • Tatyana Tolstaya: The Slynx
  • Jean Toomer: Cane
  • Mark Twain: Life on the Mississippi
  • Unsaid 4
  • David Foster Wallace: The Broom of the System (x2)
  • David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest (x3)
  • Alan Weisman: The World Without Us
  • Diane Williams: Excitability
  • Kevin Wilson: Tunneling to the Center of the Earth
  • Mike Young: MC Oroville’s Answering Machine
  • Inga Zolude: Silta Zeme
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