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?


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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