Book Shelves #40, 9.30.2012


Book shelves series #40, fortieth Sunday of 2012

So we dip into the penultimate book shelf in this series, the one I shot last week in hazy hangover.

(This shelf is lower right; I’ll be working down to up and right to left).

Kids puzzles and a toy accordion block some books on folklore, history, and music.


As always, sorry for the glare, blur, and poor lighting. Blame my ancient iPhone 3gs .

A book my grandmother gave me a few years ago:




This is a wonderful old collection:


Pissing in the Snow: I’ve gone to that well more than once.


Kind of a motley crew here; the Barthes is misshelved but the lit crit shelves above are too full, so . . .


Musical bios. More of these are scattered around the house. I gave away a few recently.

Some of these books made it on to a list I wrote of seven great books about rock and roll.


Anthony Scaduto’s Dylan bio, which I, ahem, *borrowed* from my uncle years ago.

It made the rounds in high school but I managed to get it back somehow (but not its cover):


One thought on “Book Shelves #40, 9.30.2012

  1. #1 with a bullet: “The Dirt”; also, not rock, but still: “Deep in a Dream, the Long Night of Chet Baker”. And then there’s that Miles Davis autobiography. Putting to rest the question of who, in deed, is the man.


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