This is the list of over two hundred books that listeners to this radio series of interviews are currently reading.
This list is still being edited and tweaked
Please use the comments on the bottom to add your reading list or comment if you wish.
1. Octavio Paz – The Labyrinth of Solitude
2. I am currently reading three things:
a. W.E.B du Bois – Black Reconstruction in America 1960-1880
b. Samir Amin – Global History: A view from the South
c. The Secret Cabinet minutes of the British Government negotiation with TUC leaders to end the 1926 General Strike
3. Two books at the moment:
a. The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees – by Robert Penn (Author) brilliant book
b. A Concise History of Watercolours, by Graham Reynolds.
4. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
5. The book I am reading:
“the Dispossessed” from Ursula Le Guin.
a. John Ruskin: Unto this last
b. Jenny Uglow: The Lunar Men
7. A clash of kings (GoD series), GRRM
8. Suzanne Lacy : Leaving Art, Published by Duke
9. Suzi Gablik’s The Reenchantment of Art
a. An original 1954 copy of Viktor Lowenfeld’s Your Child and his Art
b. Dog on Cliff Dwellers- The Art of Mali’s Mountain People by Pascal James Imperato
10. Der Knacks, from Roger Willemsen, Fischer Verlag
11. I’m reading 2 books now:
a. “Sapiens. A Brief History of Humankind” by Youval Noah Harari
b. “Poetics of Relation” by Édouard Glissant
12. Magic Mountain By Thomas Mann, 1924
13. Currently I am reading the books:
a. Journey to the End of the Night (Voyage au bout de la nuit, 1932) by Céline
b. The roar of morning (De morgen loeit weer aan, 1988) by Tip Marugg.
14. I’m reading “Love Nina” by Nina Stibbe
a. La septieme function du langage, Laurent Binet (his previous book HHhH is translated in English and totally fantastic)
b. Composing Differences – Imagining New Models for Knowledge Production and Exchange, ed. Virginie Bobin
c. Just finished: Submission – Houellebecq
d. Ready to start: Tom McCarthy – Satin Island
16. Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
17. Ohran Pamuk, Museum of Innocence
18. Rebecca Solnit, A Book of Migrations.
Yet more of Solnit’s enticing essays on what can be learnt through wandering and wondering. First published in 1997, it seems particularly relevant now with the increased interest in possibilities for dual Irish-American or Irish-British nationality (provoked, I think, by the US election scenario and the forthcoming Remain or Leave referendum in UK).
a. “Lee Kit” published by S.M.A.K.
b. “Gene Keys” by Richard Rudd
a. Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820, Columbia UP, by Liam Gillick.
b. Robert Walser Looking at Pictures, Christine Burgin/New Directions.
21. I’m reading:
Optical Media by Friedrich Kittler.
a. “Shanghai’s Dancing World: Cabaret, Culture and Urban Politics 1919-1954” (2010) by Andrew David Field, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong
b. “The Procrastinator’s Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle” (2010) by Timothy A Pychyl, Xlibris Corporation, Bloomington, USA
23. I am currently reading “The Argonauts” by Maggy Nelson
“The Beautiful Struggle” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
24. Just read “Buckingham Palace” by Richard Rive.
a. The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time: Jimena Canales
b. 2312: Kim Stanley Robinson
c. One Way Street: Walter Benjamin
d. The Cultural Contradictions of Capital: Daniel Bell
26. Jose Saramago: Todos os Nomes (All the Names) 1997
27. Just finished:
a. “Possibilities” by Turner Simkins
b. “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson
c. “The things they carried” by Tim O’Brien
28. I am reading two books:
a. “London Fields,” by Martin Amis
b. “The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries,” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton.
-Barry N. Neuman
a. Günter Grass, The Flounder (1977)
b. Ian McEwan, Saturday (2005)
c. Jeremy Rifkin, The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)
a. Rebecca Solnit: Field Guide to Getting Lost
b. Rebecca Solnit: Wanderlust: A History of Walking
c. Rebecca Solnit: The Faraway Nearby
d. Rebecca Solnit: Hope in the Dark
31. Mime Radio by Benjamin Seror
32. Ian McEwan, The Innocent (I read everything set in Berlin)
33. I am on:
a. Trust, by Iyanla Vanzant
b. The Book of Mastery, by Paul Selig
c. La Legge dell’Attrazione e Le Relazioni Affettive, by Esther and Jerry Hicks
34. I am reading:
a. Paul Chaat Smith, ‘Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong’, University of Minnesota Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-8166-5601-1
b. David Abram, ‘The Spell of the Sensuous’, Vintage Books, 1996, ISBN: 978-0-679-77639-0
a. Truth Is Concrete – A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics: edited by Steirischer Herbst and Florian Malzacher
b. The Neuroscience Of Psychotherapy: Louis Cozolino
c. Not My Father’s Son – A Memoir: Alan Cumming
d. Theatrum Anatomicum (and Other Performance Lectures): Pablo Helguera
36. Just started:
a. Francis Bacon in your Blood
b. The Abad- Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
c. And reading out loud Lord of the Rings with my 11 year old girl.
37. Currently reading:
“Healing Spaces. The science of place and well being” by Esther M. Sternberg
-Ève K Tremblay
38. I’m reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
39. The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis by Jamieson Webster
40. Battle for home by Marwa Al Sabouni
41. The signal and the noise by Nate silver
42. I’m reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch: A Novel.
43. I read many at once:
a. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
b. The Frozen Rabbi by Stephen Stern
c. The End of Nature by Bill McKibben
d. A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
e. Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo
a. Anna Moschovakis, They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This
b. M Train by Patti Smith
45. Robert Musil: Man without Qualities
46. Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
a. Dave Eggers, Hologram for a King
b. Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory
48. Elena Ferrante, book 2 in the series. Following the crowds, I guess 🙂
a. Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul by Charles King
b. Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? By Karen Bawisha
50. I am reading Claire Tomalin’s biography of Jane Austen.
51. Right now I’m revisiting:
a. Guy Debord’s 1967 classic “The Society of the Spectacle”
b. Italo Calvino’s 1988 essay “Lightness,” from SIX MEMOS FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM.
53. The Following Story by my good friend Cees Nooteboom.
54. Right now I am reading “Is this man” from Primo Levi.
55. I always have a stack on my nightstand:
a. Just read ‘Lady Painter’ again, by Patricia Albers.
b. Alice Munro – Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage.
c. ‘William Dekooning’ The artist materials by Susan Lake.
d. I am in the middle of your book ‘Making it in the art world’ which is great, thank you.
-Heidi Lanino Bilezikian
56. John Lawton’s Bluffing Mr Churchill.
a. Six Steps Back to the Land (Why we need small mixed Farms and millions more farmers) by Colin Tudge
b. The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
60. Lee child: The Persuader
a. Mario Luzi’s ‘Earthly and Heavenly Journey of Simone Martini’, published by Green Integer, Kobenhavn & Los Angeles, 2003.
b. Poetry of Pier, Paolo Pasolini.
Both Luzi and Pasolini were great Italian poets, although their poetic styles, subject matters and
ideological beliefs were different from each other. I love them both.
62.Vanity Fair, by William Thackeray
63. One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
64. I am currently reading:
a. David Goudreault, “La bête et sa cage”, éditions Stanke.
b. Alain Libert, “Les femmes les plus sanguinaires de l’histoire”, éditions La boîte à Pandore.
a. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
b. Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust by Michael Bazyler and Frank Tuerkheimer
66. “The Enchanted” by Rene Denfeld
a. Sketchbook With Voices Prompts and Inspiration from Contemporary Artist, edited by Eric Fischl and Jerry Saltz
b. The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
c. New Markets for Artists by Brainard Carey
d. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
e. The Bowl of Lightby Hank Wesselman, Phd
f. Receiving Love Transform Your Relationship By Letting Yourself Be Loved by Harville Hendrix, Phd and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Phd
68. Thomas Merton’s autobiography, “The Seven Storey Mountain”.
a. Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein
b. The Dhammapada
c. Lit by Mary Carr
d. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
70. Grundprobleme der Phänomenologie 1910/11 by Edmund Husserl (veröffentlicht vom Husserl Archiv Univ. Louvain).
-Kees van Gelder
71. Benjamin Bratton, The Stack
a. Oliver Sacks Autobiography
b. ‘Vengeance’ by Zachary Lazar
74. Actually I am rereading
a. “Moderato Cantabile” from Marguerite Duras (eternal and precious)
b. “L Ivresse De L Art” from Paul Audi (a contemporary french philosopher who is also teaching in the US)
c. Susan Sontag “The Doors And Dostojewski”
d. Thomas Mann S “Doktor Faustus” (it is like upholding the taste and substance of what Germany in his ideal still is for me)
e. Rosalind Krauss “Passages In Modern Sculpture”
75. Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier, 1916.
76. A Little Life by Hanya Yanaghara
77. Dr. Faustus by Thomas Mann
a. Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
b. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
a. Titain, His Life by Sheila Hale,
b. The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon, Sylvia Wynter’s
c. On Being Human as Praxis
d. Three Degrees of Latitude by Jane Coffey
a. C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
b. Peter Fuller, Art and Psychoanalysis
c. John Le Carre, Single & Single
d. Bob Bachner, Last Clear Chance
a. Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them by Guy Consolmagno , Dan M. Davis
b. Bel Canto By Ann Patchett
c. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome By Mary Beard
82. Magda szabo the door
83. Christian Metz’s Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film, in English this time.
Metz’s book was my countermodel in writing my book Virtual Realities: Television, Media Art and Cyberculture and I want to reengage with these issues in the present.
84. Speculations (the future is…) a compilation by Triple Canopy
85. Emanuele de Donno, Amedeo Martegani. Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press’66-’77 from Provo to Punk. Milan/Foligno: a+m bookstore/VIAINDUSTRIAE, 2015
86. Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens – A Brief History of Mankind, London 2015.
A great book, wonderfully written, quite philosophical and entertaining at the same time:
87. Why Are Artists So Poor? by Hans Abbing
a. Studies in the Middle Way by Christmas Humphreys
b. Collected poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
c. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
a. Shots by Kevin Roberts
b. I am that by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
c. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
a. Lena Andersson: Wilful disregard
b. Edith Södergran Samlade Dikter
c. Kristina Sandberg Att Föda Ett Barn
91. Book four of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels.
92. The Undercommons, Fugitive Planning and Black Study By Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
-Nancy Murphy Spicer
a. NW: Zadie Smith
b. Better Living Through Criticism: A. O. Scott
a. Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
b. Wheels of Life by Judith Anodea
c. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
a. The Italian Avant-Garde, Sternberg Press
b. Christa Wolf, City of Angels
c. In the Canyon, Revise the Canon, Shelter Press
d. Renata Adler, Speedboat
e. Bernward Vesper, The Journey
f. Eve Babitz, L.A. Woman
g. Peter Handke, Offending the Audience
h. Joan Didion, After Henry
i. Jarett Kobek, I hate the Internet
j. Marguerite Duras, La Douleur
k. Julia Kristeva, Black Sun
96. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick, Artie Vierkant Writings 2010-2016, Al Bedell
a. Lucky & Tom & George & Cokie Ann by Thomas Greaves
b. SPQR by Mary Beard
98. A Walk on the Woods by Bill Bryson.
99. Peter Heather “Invasion der Barbaren: Die Entstehung Europas im ersten Jahrtausend nach Christus“, Stuttgart, 2011 (Engl. Edition: „Empires and Barbarians“, London, 2009)
a. “Wild Ginger” by Anchee Min
b. “Brain Bugs” by Dean Bunomano
c. “Brain Science & The Biology of Belief”
d. (Why God Won’t Go Away) by Anew Newberg MD Eugene D’Aquill MD., Phd and Vince Rause “Story About Feelings” by Bill Neidjie, Aboriginal Australian.
e. “What are People For?” by Wendell Berry
f. “The Elephant Whisperer” by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence
101. Mesa Selimovic, La Forteresse (in Engl. The Fortress. Writings from an Unbound Europe) Jean de Tinan Journal intime
a. H. Vreeland and L. L. Hochstein ed. (1993). The Biology of Halophilic Bacteria. CRC Press, Boca Raton
b. Gasiewicz and M. Slowakiewicz, ed. (2013). Paleozoic Climate Cycles: Their Evolutionary and Sedimentological Impact. Geological Society London, Special Publications Volume 376: Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK
c. Brin (2012). Existence. Tom Doherty Assoc., NY
103. “Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye” by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
104. Elana Ferrante My Brilliant Friend, Céline Semmelweis
105. Off the wall by Calvin Tompkins
106. Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals by Karen Dawn.
107. The David Foster Wallace Reader
-Annie van den Oever
108. Ian McEwan: Children Act.
a. “Molecules of Emotions” by, Candace Pert
b. “Tapping the Healer Within” by, Roger Callahan
110. Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
a. “Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Rolling Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll” by Fred Goodman
b. “Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems, 1995 – 2015” by Kevin Young
112. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
113. Stalin by Kotklin
114. Cultural Amnesia by Clive James
115.Courage to Change, Al anon Family Groups
116. Spain In Our Hearts by Adam Hochschild. It’s about Americans who participated in the Spanish Civil War.
117. WJT Mitchell, Image Science (U Chicago, 2015)
a. Living in the End Times [London: Verso, 2010] by European philosopher and social critic Slavoj Žižek.
b. Speak, a novel [NY: Harper Collins, 2015], by Louisa Hall
119. Now I am reading
“Speaking of Art” – By William Furlong (PHAIDON Editions)
120. Serious Pleasures the Life of Stephen Tennant by Philip Hoare
121. The Anatomical Venus / JOANNA EBENSTEIN + morbid anatomy museum
122. Imre Kertész: “Roman eines Schicksallosen” + “Letzte Einkehr”
123. Henry Miller: the Paris years. by Brassai
a. Liu Xiaobo, No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems, Belknap Press, 2013.
b. Kristen Whissel, Spectacular Digital Effects: CGI and Contemporary Cinema, Duke University Press Books, 2014
c. Ramaswami Harindranath, Perspectives on Global Culture, Open University Press, Mc Graw Hill, 2006.
125. Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old-And What It Means for Staying Young by Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan
a. Out of Sight by William Hackman
b. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
c. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
d. Real Happiness by Sharon Salzburg
a. Imagine Me Gone, a novel by Adam Haslett
b. Maggie Nelson’s Argonauts. Read her Art of Cruelty
c. A.O. Scott’s Better Living Through Criticism
d. Marry Norris’s Between You and Me
128.House of God by Samuel Shem
a. A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
b. The Great Clod by Gary Snyder
c. This Present Moment by Gary Snyder
d. Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
e. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
f. This I Believe edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram
a. L. A. Times.
b. Y. Times
c. Y. Review of books
d. Financial Times.
e. Wall Street Journal
a. Ruler & Compass: practical geometric constructions by Andrew Sutton
b. Useful mathematical & physical Formula by Matthew Watkins
c. Goya by J & M Guillaud
133. The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki and Wood & Beer by Dick Cantwell & Peter Bouckaert
134. Nobody’s Fool. By Richard Russo
135.”Imperium” by Christian Kracht
136. Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
Against Ambience by Seth Kim-Cohen
137. “The Dead Ladies Project” (Chicago) Jessa Crispen
a. Atlas: how to carry the world on one’s back? by Georges Didi-Huberman
b. Natural History (book II) by Pliny
c. Massacre, the life and death of the Paris Commune by John Merriman
d. The order of things by Michel Foucault
e. JL Borges’ Complete works
139. L’annunciazione italiana (The Italian Annunciation), by Daniel Arasse
a. The Chaos Protocols, Gordon White
b. Poems of Jules Laforgue, translated by Peter Dale
c. The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann, translated by John E. Woods
a. Alberto Moravia’s Boredom
b. Louis Des Foret’s Ostinato
c. Roberto Esposito’s Living Thought
a. Chris Marker: A Grin Without the Cat – a catalog from a show at the Whitechapel Gallery
b. The Devi’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
143. American Colonies, The Settling of North America” by Alan Taylor and Bob Souer.
144. I am That, by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
a. The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan
b. The First Bad Man by Miranda July
c. The Wizard of Sun City by Gary Jenkins
-Kathy Rae Huffman
Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness by Joyce Goldstein
a. The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles.
b. Flappers and Philosophers, Fitzgerald
c. Perfume, Patrick Suskind
a. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
b. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari – Translation & Forward by Brian Massumi
c. Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman
a. Sapiens, a brief history Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
b. Louise Nevelson, a catalogue from an exhibition organized in Rome in 2014
a. Spiritual history of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination by Eric Wilson
b. Magnetic North by Sara Wheeler
c. Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
a. The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf by Laura Claridge
b. The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso
c. Artists in Revolution: portraits of the Russian avant-garde 1905-1925 by Robert C Williams
a. James Joyce (biography), by Richard Ellmann
b. Spiritual Exercises, by St. Ignatius of Loyola
c. Jenseits des Lustprinzips, by Sigmund Freud
a. Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa: “Metagenaleogia”
b. “Bodies that Matter” from Judith Butler
a. “The Man in The White Sharkskin Suit”
b. “The Genius of Birds”
a. Wendy Brown, Undoing the Demos
b. Orhan Pamuk, A Strangeness in My Mind
c. Maggie Nelson, Argonauts
a. V. S. Naipaul’s “A House for Mr. Biswas”.
b. Naipaul has great storytelling gifts.
a. Zizek’s “Jokes”
b. “On Democracy” by Saddam Hussein
a. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
b. Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond
159. All the Single Ladies – unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation – Rebecca Traitor
160. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon & Michael Thompson
161. Le Bastarde by Violate Le Duc
a. How to become famous artist and still paint pictures by Joe Innes. (Old book, but interesting content)
b. How to write about contemporary art by Gilda Williams
c. Origins by LJ Smith
163. Jane Smiley, Golden Age (final novel in her Last Hundred Years trilogy)
164. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A really interesting take on the the relationship between art and life and also the questions of abstraction and reality. Beautifully written although there are anti-semitic remarks.
165. I am reading “Six Drawing Lessons” by William Kentridge.
166. A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki
Ian Cameron Esselmont: Dancers lament
168. Zero Limits by Joe Vitale and Doctor Ihaleakala Hew Len
a. Empty Mansions, the biography of Hughuette Clark
b. Purity by Franzen
c. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.
170. The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho
171. Sally Mann’s “Hold Still.”
172. The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf, Knopf
173. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
174. Jonathan Kozol, “Savage Inequalities. Children in America’s Schools”
It is a shocking first-hand account of differences between urban and suburban public schools during Kozol’s visit to buildings and interviews with students, teachers, and principals in some US cities between 1988 and 1990.
175.”Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
176. Bettyville by George Hodgman, Listen Liberal by Thomas Frank
The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore.
178. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Farante.
a. Neal Stephenson, Seveneves (2015))
b. Peter Temple, The Broken Shore (2005)
c. Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial (1984)
d. Babylonian Talmud (500CE), Tractate Berachot (Blessings)
e. Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Avoda Zora (Idolatry)
f. Ramchal (1707-1746) (Rabbi Moshe Chayim Luzatto), Taktu Tefillot (515 Prayers)
g. Ramchal (Luzatto), Derech HaShem (Way of God)
h. Ramchal (Luzatto), Klach Pitchei Chachmah (515 Openings to Wisdom)
i. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (2nd Century), Tikunei Zohar (Refinements of the Zohar)
j. Maimondes, Moreh Nevuchim (1135-1204))(Guide to the Perplexed)
k. R’Shalom DovBer Schneersohn (RaShab, 5th Lubavitch Rebbe), Discourses from 1906
l. Maharal of Prague (1520-1609), Netzach Yisrael (The Eternality of Yisrael).
a. Matt Thorne, Prince
b. Craig Martin, Shipping Container
c. Clarice Lispector, The Complete Stories
-Niels Van Tomme
181. Thinking in Painting (2000) by Judy Purdom of Warwick Uiversity .
a. Plato – Timaeus
b. Bill Bryson – Neither here nor there
c. Lukrecius – De Rerum Natura
d. Boris Groys – Art power
183. The Queue by Basma Abdel-Aziz.
184. ‘Touch’ by David J Linden – Scientific book exploring the Sense of Touch in the human body.
a. New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate by Tom Angotti (2008)
b. Sabor a mi by Cecilia Vicuña (1973)
a. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall
b. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
-Don Quixote by Cervantes
a. Making Ideas Happen -Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality. Scott Belsky
b. The third wave- an entrepreneurs vision of the future. Steve Case
c. My Lost Brothers:the Untold Story by the Yarnell Hills Fire’s Lone Survivor -Brendan McDonough
d. Poem Crazy- Freeing Your Life with Words. Susan G Wooldridge
a. SOS Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka and The Art of Cruelty by Maggie Nelson
b. Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (for research purposes)
189. El libro de la risa y el olvido by Milan Kundera
190. Pierre or the ambiguities by Melville
191. Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence by Joseph Mazur
192. Walter Benjamin : Baudelaire édition established by Giorgio Agmaben, Barbara Chitussi and Clemens-Carl Härle (La Fabrique) from the manuscripts of Benjamin, who was writing an essential work about Baudelaire and urban life unfortunately non finalized. This material has been discovered in French national library and edited in French in 2013.
193. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon and the Hippie Modernism catalog.
194. Marghanita Laski’s once seminal, now forgotten, “Ecstasy in Secular and Religious Experience”
195. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World by David Abram.
196. Deborah Levy: ‘Things I don’t want to know’
a. Cut-Ups, Cut-Ins, Cut-Outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs. Kunsthalle Wien, Colin Fallows, Synne Genzmer. Ed.
b. Noise/Music: A History. Paul Hegarty
c. Sound, Music, Affect: Theorizing Sonic Experience. Thompson, Marie; Biddle, Ian. Ed.
c. The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon, the latest in the Commissioner Brunetti crime series
d. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan, trying to examine history from a non-Eurocentric perspective
e. Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan, about reclaiming New York’s streets from a car-exclusive mentality
f. Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin Mcguirk, about social design experiments that are leading to a new consideration of urbanism and user participation
g. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer, to better understand the run up to the present political situation
199. “The Radicality of Love” by Srećko Horvat, Croatian leftist philosopher and writer of younger generation
200. Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
a. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles) by Stiles, Kristine
b. The Official Museum Directory,46th edition.
c. Mona Lisa catalog about Ida Appelbroog’s 2010 exhibition.
202.”7″ by French philosopher and writer Tristant Garcia.
7 fictional novels: art, religion, drugs, natinalism. A series of fragments to time travel within the human condition trap.
d. Slovoj ZIZEK: Der neue Klassenkampf. Die wahren Gründe für Flucht und Terror
e. Michel Houellebecq: Karte und Gebiet
f. T.S.Eliot: Four Quartetts (new translation)
-Andrea van der Straeten
204. James Michener, Caribbean
205. The biography of the composer and conductor Gustav Mahler, written by Jens Malte Fischer ( the German title is “Der fremde Vertraute”).
206. “SATIN ISLAND” of Tom Mc Carthy,
207. Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room, by Geoff Dyer.
208. Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
a. John Brockman (ed.) – What To Think About Machines That Think?
b. Rosi Braidotti – The Posthuman
c. 9th Berlin Biennale Catalogue (Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, David Toro ed.) – The Present in Drag
d. Christian Kracht – Imperium
210. The Best Intentions by Ingmar Bergman.
a. Franco Berardi, “AND: Phenomonology Of The End”
b. Fred Turner, “From Counterculture To Cyberculture”
212. The Little Red Chairs, Edna O’Brien
213. “Wake Up, Sir!” by Jonathan Ames
214. The Serpent of Light is a book I recommend.
a. John Brockman: “What to think about machines that think”
b. Daniel Kahnemann: “Schnelles Denken, Langsames Denken”
c. John Dewey: Kunst als Erfahrung
d. Boris Groys: Going Public
e. Marcel Duchamp: The afternoon interviews
216. I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira
a. Regarding the pain of others, Susan Sontag
b. Conversations before the end of time, Suzy Gablik
c. Franny and Zooey (!), J. D. Salinger
a. Eros the Bittersweet, Anne Carson
b. Love and Information, Caryl Churchill
c. The Other Paris, Luc Sante
d. The Artwork Caught by the Tail, George Baker
e. I Love Dick, Chris Kraus
a. Hold Still: A memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
b. Darwin’s Origin of Species
220. “Paintings” by Victor Segalen
-Mr Bill Allen
221. “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie King.
222. 4th novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Novels
-Jane E. Miller
223. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe.
224. I’m catching up on my waist high pile of New Yorkers, currently reading Joshua Rothman article of May 30, The Metamorphosis
a. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, by Richard Holmes
b. Cubism, by Neil Cox
a. Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
b. Uri McMillan, Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance
227. Enjoyable book by Sarah Bakewell, ‘The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being & Apricaot Cocktails’ (Penguin Books, 2016), in which she even manages to present Heidegger in a relatively light manner.
-Henry Meyric Hughes
228. Purity Franzen
229. The Pencil by Henri Petroski
230. The Art of Being by Erich Fromm.
231. California by Edan Lepuckie
a. The lost city of Z by David Grann
b. The Uses of Enchantment – The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim
c. Cure – A Journey into Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant
233. Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski
a. L’invisible. Clément Rosset
b. Le mystère du monde quantique . Thinault Damour & Mathieu Burniat (comic)
c. De la visibilité . Nathalie Heinich
235. The Black B∞x Vol III – 39 Steps by Randolph Glanville – Edition Echoraum.