Book shelves series #30, thirtieth Sunday of 2012 See a full length shot of this book shelf (or don’t). Lots of publication series editions here, including this batch of Melville House Art of the Contemporary Novella: I reviewed most of these and they’re… Read More
Book shelves series #27, twenty-seventh Sunday of 2012 There are 27 Sundays in 2012, so today’s post is the half way mark for this series, I guess. This is an obscure little shelf on the side of a piece of furniture that holds the TV… Read More
Book shelves series #26, twenty-sixth Sunday of 2012: Some old art books. This little shelf sits next to a solitary couch in a den/fireplace room that abuts the eat-in kitchen. The shelf is mostly to hold the occasional drink if feet are propped on the… Read More
Book shelves series #22, twenty-second Sunday of 2012: Tolkien, Faulkner, McCarthy As always, sorry for the glare. Shooting this case head on is almost impossible because of the windows on the other side of the room. Anyway. I’ve read everything by Cormac McCarthy with the… Read More
Book shelves series #19, nineteenth Sunday of 2012. When I started this project, this shelf was all Tolkien and Joyce; now it’s mostly Gaddis and Joyce. I have dupes of most of the Joyce books here; there’s also Joyce criticism/guides on the shelf. Another angle. Glare is… Read More
Book shelves series #17, seventeenth Sunday of 2012. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Camus, Nabokov, Celine, Kafka. Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones with Revere movie camera as bookend. Littell’s lurid, bizarre book is only shelved here temporarily (he’s in too-rarefied company, perhaps). A friend gave me this in high school.
Book shelves series #16, sixteenth Sunday of 2012. It’s hard to photograph books, and using an iPhone 3gs probably doesn’t help. Lots of glare. Anyway: This shelf houses mostly Melville, with some Hawthorne, Poe, and Whitman, as well as some critical works on the American Renaissance movement.… Read More
Book shelves series #11, eleventh Sunday of 2012. DeLillo, Denis Johnson, Pynchon (no, I have not read Against the Day nor finished Mason & Dixon). There’s also a hardback copy of Bolaño’s Between Parentheses; I have an ARC of the same shelved with the other Bolaños, which are… Read More