Books Read in 2016

Favourites (in no particular order):

Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution by Rebecca Comay
Counternarratives by John Keene
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Streetwalking on a Ruined Map: Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari by Giuliana Bruno
The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945) by Suzanne Cesaire
An Autobiography by Angela Y. Davis
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
An Anthology by Simone Weil
Discerning Spirits: Divine and Demonic Possession in the Middle Ages by Nancy Mandeville Caciola
Down Below by Leonora Carrington
Laid Waste by Julia Gfrörer
An Orderly Man by Dirk Bogarde
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries by Carlo Ginzburg
Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film by Ara Osterweil
Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
La Femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe

& the rest

Tribute to Freud: Writing on the Wall and Advent by H.D.
Creature by Amina Cain
Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution by Rebecca Comay
Looking Back: Memoirs by Lou Andreas-Salomé
Counternarratives by John Keene
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan
A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day Iraq by Fernando Báez
The Ravickians by Renee Gladman
In the Freud Archives by Janet Malcolm
Cane by Jean Toomer
The Passive Vampire by Ghérasim Luca
Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Feelings Are Facts by Yvonne Rainer
Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies by Danielle Pafunda
Last Year at Marienbad: Text for the Film by Alain Resnais
And The Girls Worried Terribly by Dot Devota
No Other by Mark Gluth
Mimi and the Wolves Act I: The Dream by Alabaster Pizzo
Mimi and the Wolves Act II: The Den by Alabaster Pizzo
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau
Tales Of Darkest America by Fenton Johnson
Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge by Renee Gladman
In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection by Judith Butler
Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Sigmund Freud
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Oreo by Fran Ross
Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini
Streetwalking on a Ruined Map: Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari by Giuliana Bruno
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson
Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire
Silences, or a Woman’s Life by Marie Chaix
Death, Sleep & the Traveler by John Hawkes
Travesty by John Hawkes
The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945) by Suzanne Cesaire
The Parade’s Gone By… by Kevin Brownlow
Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop
Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television by Jeffrey Sconce
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
Rethinking Third Cinema by Wimal Dissanayake
The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories by Nella Larsen
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action by Ira Jaffe
Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Thérèse et Isabelle by Violette Leduc
In The Prison of Her Skin by Violette Leduc
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar
An Autobiography by Angela Y. Davis
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Lirael by Garth Nix
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Clariel by Garth Nix
Freud’s Women by Lisa Appignanesi
Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis
Secret History; Or, the Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura by Leonora Sansay
The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry Into the Salem Witch Trials by
Marion L. Starkey
Witchcraft by Lucy Philip Mair
The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Black Arts : A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages by Richard Cavendish
Hospice by Gregory Howard
A Treasury of Witchcraft by Harry E. Wedeck
Just Kids by Patti Smith
A Popular History of Witchcraft by Montague Summers
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Frontier #6: Ann by the Bed by Emily Carroll
An Anthology by Simone Weil
Father of Lies by Brian Evenson
The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson
Mox Nox by Joan Cornellà
Windeye by Brian Evenson
Ingratitude by Ying Chen
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
True Crimes: A Family Album by Kathryn Harrison
The Iguana by Anna Maria Ortese
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein
Bough Down by Karen Green
My Dark Places by James Ellroy
The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison
House of Mist by María Luisa Bombal
Why Waco? Cults & the Battle for Religious Freedom in America by James D. Tabor
Lilith’s Brood (Xenogenesis, #1-3) by Octavia E. Butler
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
Grace by Natashia Deón
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
The 39 Steps by John Buchan
Discerning Spirits: Divine and Demonic Possession in the Middle Ages by Nancy Mandeville Caciola
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
Salem-Village Witchcraft: A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England by Paul S. Boyer
Down Below by Leonora Carrington
Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Short Stories by Silvina Ocampo
An Orderly Man by Dirk Bogarde
Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages by Nancy Mandeville Caciola
The Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette
Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel
Complete Occult Philosophy Containing All Four Books by Cornelius Agrippa
The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art by Nancy Princenthal
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
Little Labors by Rivka Galchen
The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum by Heinrich Kramer
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
The Bedbug and Selected Poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Wartime Notebooks: And Other Texts by Marguerite Duras
Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing by Isabel Cristina Pinedo
Virgins of Venice: Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent by Mary Laven
The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers – How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death by Dick Teresi
Phantoms of Remembrance: Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millennium by Patrick J. Geary
The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries by Carlo Ginzburg
Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger
Death and Burial in the Roman World by J.M.C. Toynbee
Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History by Alan Charles Kors
Laid Waste by Julia Gfrörer
Points of Resistance: Women, Power, and Politics in the New York Avant-garde Cinema, 1943-71 by Lauren Rabinovitz
Fra Keeler by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover
Selected Poems by Fanny Howe
The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Goldenhand by Garth Nix
Saints and Society: The Two Worlds of Western Christendom, 1000-1700 by Donald Weinstein
Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine Pagels
Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob
The Hideous Hidden by Sylvia Legris
Bourgery: Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery by Jean-marie Le Minor
Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film by Ara Osterweil
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
Garments Against Women by Anne Boyer
La Femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe
The World of Ornament by David Batterham
White Bird in a Blizzard by Laura Kasischke
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein

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