“The Friar’s Dream” — Álvaro Mutis


From The Mansion; English translation by Beatriz Haugner.

Saturday Night — George Petrovich Kichigin


Saturday Night, 1989 by George Petrovich Kichigin (b. 1951)

Books acquired, 1 July 2020


Scored a copy of William Melvin Kelley’s first novel A Different Drummer the other week, along with a copy of Steve Erickson’s novel Rubicon Beach. I was looking for the Kelley; I was looking for a print edition of Erickson’s more recent novel Zeroville (which I loved in audiobook), but there wasn’t one. Still, I can’t resist a Vintage Contemporaries edition. I’d been looking for a copy of Clarence Major’s My Amputations for a while now with no luck; I eventually broke down and bought one on Abebooks for five bucks. It turned out to be an old library copy with no dust jacket. No one ever checked it out. Check it out.

Astronaut and Radio Telescope — Bettina von Arnim


Astronaut and Radio Telescope, 1970 by Bettina von Arnim (b. 1940)

12 still frames from Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc

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From The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928. Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti. Cinematography by Rudolph Maté. Via FilmGrab.


Infatuation — Konrad Klapheck

Verliebtheit (Infatuation), 1969 by Konrad Klapheck (b. 1935)

Freudian Woman, NYC — Louis Faurer


Freudian Woman, NYC, 1947 by Louis Faurer (1916-2001)

much/little (Emily Dickinson)

In this short Life that only lasts an hour
How much – how little – is within our power

Emily Dickinson (poem 1287)


Head of a Woman — Maruja Mallo


Head of a Woman, 1946 by Maruja Mallo (1902–1995)

The Plan Maker — Salman Toor 


The Plan Maker, 2018 by Salman Toor (b. 1983)

Michaelmas Term — Toyin Ojih Odutola 


Michaelmas Term, 2016 by Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985)

Azorka — Tilo Baumgärtel


Azorka, 2018 by Tilo Baumgärtel (b. 1972)

Illustration for “The Hare and the Black-and-White Witch” — Barry Moser


Barry Moser’s illustration for Lynne Reid Banks’s “The Hare and the Black-and-White Witch.” From The Magic Hare, Avon, 1994.

Mostryn — Rosa Loy


Mostryn, 2020 by Rosa Loy (b. 1958)

Opportunity — George Petrovich Kichigin


Opportunity, 1993 by George Petrovich Kichigin

“July 4th” — May Swenson

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Green Hell — Ryan Heshka


Green Hell, 2018 by Ryan Heskha (b. 1970)