Books Read in 2014

Favourites, in no particular order:

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides

Nightwood by Djuana Barnes

The Hostage by Paul Claudel

Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire

Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

A Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot

Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (only reread this year)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Hatred of Capitalism: The Semiotexte Reader

The Wars by Timothy Findley

Tiger, Tiger by Margox Fargoso

Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers

The House of Illness by Urnica Zurn

The Doll by Hans Bellmer

Nightwood by Djuana Barnes

The Hostage by Paul Claudel

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

The Portable Nietzsche

The Orestian Trilogy by Aeschylus

The Devil by Leo Tolstory

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Medea and Other Plays by Euripides

The Baccahe and Other Plays by Euripides

The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers

Madeleine Is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

The Life and Works of Lili Boulanger by Leonie Rosenthiel

When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai

Memling’s Veil by Mary Ruefle

Life Without Speaking by Mary Ruefle

The Adamant by Mary Ruefle

Cold Pluto by Mary Ruefle

Apparation Hill by Mary Ruefle

The Girl from the Fiction Department by Hilary Spurling

Kiki’s Memoirs by Kiki de Montparnasse

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Madeleine by Andre Gide

Monsieur Venus by Rachilde

Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute

The End of the Story by Lydia Davis

The Marquise de Sade by Rachilde

The Young Girl’s Handbook of Good Manners for Use in Educational Establishments by Pierre Louys

Dorothy and Lillian Gish by Lillian Gish

The Abyss by Marguerite Yourcenar

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Lulu in Hollywood by Lousie Brooks

A Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

The Trial of Christopher Okigbo by Ali A Mazrui

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

At Home in the World by Joyce Maynard

Dark Lady of the Silents by Miriam Cooper

Proust’s Lesbianism by Elizabeth Ladenson

Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Search Sweet Country by B. Kojo Laing

The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me by Lillian Gish

There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Waiting for the Wild Bests to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma

Black Rain by Ibuse Masuji

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

The Cage by Martin Vaughan-James

Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

Giovanni’s by James Baldwin

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Bluets by Maggie Nelson

Where There’s Love, There’s Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo

The Architect of Ruins by Herbert Rosendorfer

A Cannibal and Melancholy Mourning by Catherine Mavrikakis

Bark by Lorrie Moore

Tales of German Imagination

Bad Behaviour by Mary Gaitskill

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany and Other Writings by Heinrich Heine

The Rape Poems by Frances Driscoll

Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Rampo Edogawa

The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Static Herd by Beth Steidle

Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson

The Dead Seagull by George Barker

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Campfire Ghost Stories by Jo-Anne Christensen

Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

The Odyssey by Homer

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Goliath by Tom Gauld

A Body Beneath by Michael DeForge

History and Practice of Magic by Paul Christian

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett

Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils by Richard Crouse

Insel by Mina Loy

SCUM Manifesto by Valeria Solanas

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night: Facts, Fictions, and First-Hand Accounts by Varla Ventura

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Walter Kaufmann

Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil

Seven Gothic Tales by Karen Blixen

Novels in Three Lines by Felix Feneon

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

The Complete Stories Vol 2 J.G. Ballard

The Voice Imitator by Thomas Bernhard

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

The God of the Witches by Margaret Alice Murray

The History of Witchcraft and Demonology by Montague Summers

Walden by Henry D. Thoreau

The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink

Even Factory by Renee Gladman

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire

Promising Young Women by Suzanne Scanlon

The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson

Mine Ha-Ha by Frank Wedekind

Pity the Animal by Chelsea Hodson

Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey

Immoral Tales: European Sex and Horror Movies, 1956-1984 by Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns

Ecrits by Jacques Lacan

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

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