09 December 2007

Christmas books short list

From Bauhaus to Our House. Tom Wolfe.

Funny look at ugly buildings.

Speculations. T.E. Hulme.

What A.R. Orage described as “fragments for a cyclopean architecture.”

Pure Pagan: seven centuries of Greek poems and fragments. Selected and translated by Burton Raffel.

“Europa costs you a dollar. No one cares, including her.” – Antipater of Thessalonika.

A Balthus Notebook. Guy Davenport.

The secret motion of people and things.

The Voice Imitator. Thomas Bernhard.

104 pages, 104 stories.

Journey to the Land of the Flies. Aldo Buzzi.

Philosophical travel.

The Abbess of Crewe. Muriel Spark.

Satire of Watergate set in a nunnery.

Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths. Karl Krauss.

“Where shall I find the time to do all this non-reading?” – Karl Krauss.

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