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2016 Reading List

Now Reading

A mostly complete list of 2016’s reading:


Turn of the ScrewHenry James.  The Turn of the Screw

J. M. Coetzee.  Disgrace

J. M. Coetzee.  Age of Iron

Cormac McCarthy.  The Road

Tom Wolfe.  The Bonfire of the Vanities

Peter Straub.  Shadowland

Stephen King.  ‘Salem’s Lot


Young Adult Fiction

White Fang CoverJack London.  White Fang

Jack London.  The Call of the Wild




EliphasLeviCoverRichard Taruskin.  The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Andrei Maurois.  Byron (reread)

James Baldwin.  “Stranger in the Village” (from Notes of a Native Son)

Christopher McIntosh.  Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.  Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

Greg Milner.  Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music

Nicholas Zernov.  Three Russian Prophets: Khomiakov, Dostoevsky, Soloviev

Elizabeth B. Custer.  Following the Guidon

Charles Duhigg.  The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Brené Brown.  I Thought it Was Just Me


Essay / Poetry / Drama

RimbaudCoverWallace Stevens.  The Collected Poems (reread)

Tomas Tranströmer.  The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems (reread)

Tomas Tranströmer.  The Half-Finished Heaven (reread)

Wisława Szymborska.  Here

Wisława Szymborska.  View With a Grain of Sand

Wisława Szymborska.  Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts

Czesław Miłosz.  New and Collected Poems 1931-2001

Randall Jarrell.  The Complete Poems (reread)

e. e. cummings.  100 Selected Poems (reread)

Robert Frost.  “The Figure a Poem Makes” (essay)

“The Gift Outright”
“Provide, provide”

Arthur Rimbaud.  Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, A Bilingual Edition, translated by Wallace Fowlie

Paul Verlaine.  Paul Verlaine: Poems, translated by Jacques LeClercq

Paul Verlaine.  One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Edition, translated by Norman R. Shapiro

Stéphane Mallarmé.  The Poems in Verse, translated by Peter Manson

Stéphane Mallarmé.  Divagations, translated by Barbara Johnson

Charles Baudelaire.  Les Fleurs du Mal, translated by Richard Howard (reread)

Robinson Jeffers.  The Wild God of the World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers

Ocean Vuong.  Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Warsan Shire.  Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

John Berryman.  The Dream Songs (reread)

Seamus Heaney.  Poems 1965-1975 (reread)



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