Books To Read and Re-read
I’ve added a new Page: My Desert Island Library is the list of books that I enjoy re-reading, the books I’d like to find waiting for me when I am washed ashore on that proverbial desert island. My only rule was: one book per author. This list is not meant to represent the best in literature, but simply those books I would love to read multiple times.
Here is my Desert Island Library, as of the Ides of November, 2007.
Walter Abish. How German Is It.
J.G. Ballard. Empire of the Sun.
John Banville. The Book of Evidence.
Samuel Beckett. Malone.
Thomas Bernhard. Woodcutters.
Michel Butor. Passing Time.
Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness.
Robert Coover. The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop.
Graham Greene. The Heart of the Matter.
Franz Kafka. The Castle.
William Maxwell. The Chateau.
Herman Melville. Moby-Dick.
Alberto Moravia. Contempt.
Harry Mulisch. The Assault.
Robert Musil. The Man Without Qualities.
Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita.
Peter Nadas. A Book of Memories.
Fernando Pessoa. The Book of Disquiet.
Jean Rhys. Wide Sargasso Sea.
W.G. Sebald. The Rings of Saturn.
Susan Sontag. The Volcano Lover.
Ronald Sukenick. Blown Away.
Virginia Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway.