Embarrassment of Riches Pt 19

23 Jan

Okay,I have made some assumptions here. Mainly that you are here, in this sparkling and spotless virtuality because you are a reader. Which means the following list of recently received books(by me) should be both of interest and evoke strong fumes of envy.

Who has it better than me?

So:

Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philbyby David Pryce-Jones (Encounter Books)

A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe (Atlantic Monthly Press)


Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club by Kathy Sloane Sascha Feinstein (Editor), Al Young (Preface)(Indiana University Press)


The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the ’50s, New York in the ’60s: A Memoir of Publishing’s Golden Age by Richard Seaver , Jeannette Seaver , James Salter (FSG)

Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit by Joseph Epstein (Hougfhton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tibet: Culture on the Edge by Phil Borges (Rizzoli)

Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 by Kellie Jones, Hazel V. Carby, Karin Higa Franklin Sirmans, Jacqueline Stewart, Roberto Tejada (Steidl)

Zeitgeist and Glamour: Photography of the ’60s and ’70s by Nicola Erni, Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Ira Stehmann (Rizzoli)

Bento’s Sketchbook by John Berger (Pantheon)

Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice by Tad Hershorn (University of California Press)

Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising by Rick Marschall, Warren Bernard (Fantagraphics)

Stupefaction: A Radical Anatomy of Phantoms by Keston Sutherland (Seagull Books)

re: f (gesture) (Black Goat) by PERCIVAL EVERETT (Red Hen Press)

Swimming Swimmers Swimming PERCIVAL EVERETT (Red Hen Press)

Ether by Ben Ehrenreich (City Lights)


Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art Leah Dickerman , Anna Indych-Lopez

The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion by
Andy Borowitz (Library of America)

The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan (William Morrow

The Recipe Project: A Delectable Extravaganza of Food and Music One Ring Zero by Michael Hearst Leigh Newman (Black Baloon Publishing)

The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski (Blue Rider Press)

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life by Jean W. Cash Shannon Ravenel (Foreword) (U of Miss Press)

The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics by Kathryn J. McGarr (Public Affairs)

The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Detective Stories by Michael Sims (Walker)

Estonia: A Ramble Through the Periphery by Alexander Theroux (Fantagraphics)

Nested Scrolls: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter by Rudy Rucker (Tor)

Perlmann’s Silence by Pascal Mercier, Shaun Whiteside (Trans (Grove)

The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun Robert Greenfield (Simon & Schuster)

Leela’s Book: A Novel by Alice Albinia (Norton)

Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth (Yale)

Holidays in Heck by P. J. O’Rourke (Grove)

Iago: A Novel by David Snodin (Henry Holt)


The Rape Of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II by Iris Chang (Basic)

Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant by Anthony Myint , Karen Leibowitz ( McSweeneys)

Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot (Grove)

Lucky Break: A Novel by Esther Freud (Bloomsbury)

“Something Urgent I Have to Say to You”: The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams by Herbert Leibowitz (FSG)

Every Third Thought: A Novel in Five Seasonsby John Barth (Counterpoint)

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis (Knopf)


LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON by Lady Gaga , Terry Richardson (Grand Central)

Feast Day of Fools: A Novel by James Lee Burke (simon & Schuster)

Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson (Mack)

The Leopard by Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Knopf)

The Missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer (Vintage)

Blink of an Eye by William S. Cohen ( Forge)

An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper by Adam Sisman (Knopf)

The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation by Simon Armitage (Viking)


Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon by Martin Kemp (Oxford)

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster)

Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine (Europa Editions)

The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad (Riverhead)

Woolgathering by Patti Smith (New Directions)

Tolstoy: A Russian Life by Rosamund Bartlett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Penguin Press)

The Third Reich: A Novel by Roberto BolaƱo Natasha Wimmer (Translator) (FSG)

Currently reading Watergate by Thomas Mallon (Pantheon)

3 Responses to “Embarrassment of Riches Pt 19”

  1. George Kelley January 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Wow! That’s a year’s worth of reading! The only book on your list that I own is Joseph Epstein’s GOSSIP.

  2. stacey lewis January 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    lucky man!

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