my year in books, 2009

(alphabetized by author)

Fiction

  • Jessica Abel, La Perdida
  • Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre, Fantômas (trans. unknown)
  • Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds
  • Paul Auster, City of Glass (adaptation by Paul Karasik & David Mazzucchelli)
  • Donald Barthelme & Seymour Chwast, Sam’s Bar: An American Landscape
  • Roberto Bolaño, Amulet (trans. Chris Andrews)
  • Jane Bowles, Two Serious Ladies
  • Jane Bowles, My Sister’s Hand in Mine: The Collected Works of Jane Bowles
  • Dino Buzzati, The Siren: A Selection from Dino Buzzati (trans. Lawrence Venuti)
  • Dino Buzzati, Poem Strip, Including an Explanation of the Afterlife
  • Julio Cortázar, 62: A Model Kit (trans. Gregory Rabassa)
  • Julio Cortázar, We Love Glenda So Much, and Other Tales (trans. Gregory Rabassa)
  • Julio Cortázar, All Fires the Fire (trans. Suzanne Jill Levine)
  • Stanley Crawford, Gascoyne
  • Stanley Crawford, Travel Notes (from here—to there)
  • Stanley Crawford, Log of the S. S. The Mrs. Unguentine
  • Stanley Crawford, Some Instructions to My Wife Concerning the Upkeep of the House and Marriage and to my Son and Daughter Concerning the Conduct of their Childhood
  • John Crowley, Love & Sleep
  • John Crowley, Dæmonomania
  • John Crowley, Endless Things
  • John Crowley, Novelties & Souvenirs
  • R. Crumb, The Book of Genesis Illustrated
  • Robertson Davies, Fifth Business
  • Robertson Davies, The Manticore
  • Robertson Davies, World of Wonders
  • Gideon Defoe, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Communists
  • Samuel R. Delany, The Fall of the Towers
  • Samuel R. Delany, Equinox
  • Samuel R. Delany, Hogg
  • Thomas M. Disch, 334
  • Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz (trans. Eugene Jolas)
  • Geoff Dyer, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
  • Dave Eggers, How the Water Feels to the Fishes
  • Stanley Elkin, Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers
  • Stanley Elkin, The Dick Gibson Show
  • Stanley Elkin, A Bad Man
  • Stanley Elkin, The Franchiser
  • Stanley Elkin, The Magic Kingdom
  • Brian Evenson, The Open Curtain
  • Brian Evenson, Last Days
  • Brian Evenson, Fugue State: Stories
  • Ronald Firbank, The New Rythum and Other Pieces
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tales of the Jazz Age
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
  • Max Frisch, I’m Not Stiller (trans. Michael Bullock)
  • Carlos Fuentes, Where the Air Is Clear (trans. Sam Hileman)
  • Kenneth Gangemi, Corroboree
  • Kenneth Gangemi, The Interceptor Pilot
  • Henry Green, Blindness
  • Henry Green, Living
  • Henry Green, Loving
  • Henry Green, Party Going
  • Garth Risk Hallberg, A Field Guide to the North American Family
  • Tove Jansson, Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book 4
  • Gabriel Josipovici, Everything Passes
  • Franz Kafka, Amerika: The Missing Person (trans. Mark Harman)
  • Robert Kelly, Cities
  • Heinrich von Kleist, The Marquise of O— (trans. Richard Stokes)
  • Eric Kraft, Flying Home
  • D. H. Lawrence, The Plumed Serpent
  • Stephen Leacock, Nonsense Novels
  • Ursula Le Guin, The Word for World Is Forest
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In (trans. Ebba Segerberg)
  • Gary Lutz, Partial List of People to Bleach
  • Genevieve Manceron, The Deadlier Sex (trans. Jonas Berry & Lawrence G. Blochman)
  • Giorgio Manganelli, Centuria: 100 Ouroboric Novels (trans. Henry Martin)
  • Sarah Manguso, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape
  • Micheline Aharonian Marcom, The Mirror in the Well
  • David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp
  • James McCourt, Now Voyagers: The Night Sea Journey
  • Joseph McElroy, Ancient History: A Paraphase
  • Herman Melville, ; or The Whale (ed. Damion Searls)
  • Joe Meno, The Boy Detective Fails
  • Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
  • Alberto Moravia, Journey to Rome (trans. Tim Parks)
  • Vítězslav Nezval, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (trans. David Short)
  • Amélie Nothomb, Tokyo Fiancée (trans. Alison Anderson)
  • Toby Olson, The Blond Box
  • Georges Perec, Life a User’s Manual
  • Georges Perec, 53 Days (ed. Harry Mathews & Jacques Roubaud, trans. David Bellows)
  • Georges Perec (et al.), Winter Journeys
  • Georges Perec with Harry Mathews, Cantatrix Sopranica L.: Scientific Papers
  • Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey
  • Thomas Love Peacock, Crotchet Castle
  • Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
  • Aaron Petrovich, The Session
  • Charles Portis, The Dog of the South
  • Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing
  • Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: A Buyer’s Market
  • Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: The Acceptance World
  • Marcel Proust, The Lemoine Affair (trans. Charlotte Mandell)
  • Ann Quin, Berg
  • Jean Ricardou, Place Names: A Brief Guide to Travels in the Book (trans. Jordan Stump)
  • Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo (trans. Margaret Sayers Peden)
  • Damion Searls, What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going
  • Richard Sennett, The Craftsman
  • Leanne Shapton, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
  • Dash Shaw, Bottomless Bellybutton
  • Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (trans. Robert Fitzgerald & Dudley Fitts)
  • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (trans. Robert Fitzgerald)
  • Sophocles, Antigone (trans. Robert Fitzgerald & Dudley Fitts)
  • Adalbert Stifter, Rock Crystal (trans. Elizabeth Mayer & Marianne Moore)
  • Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Camera (trans. Matthew B. Smith)
  • Wells Tower, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
  • Deb Olin Unferth, Minor Robberies
  • Eloy Urroz, The Obstacles (trans. Ezra Fitz)
  • Noël Vexin, Murder in Montmartre (trans. Jonas Berry & Lawrence G. Blochman)
  • Robert Walser, The Tanners (trans. Susan Bernofsky)
  • Edmund White, The Beautiful Room Is Empty
  • Edmund White, The Farewell Symphony
  • Edmund White, Fanny: A Fiction
  • Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer
  • Gene Wolfe, The Claw of the Conciliator
  • Gene Wolfe, The Sword of the Lictor
  • Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
  • Gene Wolfe, The Urth of the New Sun
  • Stephen Wright, M31: A Family Romance
  • Unica Zürn, Dark Spring (trans. Caroline Rupprecht)
  • Job (NRSV)

Poetry

  • John Ashbery, Rivers and Mountains
  • John Ashbery, Some Trees
  • John Ashbery, The Tennis Court Oath
  • John Ashbery, The Double Dream of Spring
  • John Ashbery, Houseboat Days
  • John Ashbery, Shadow Train
  • John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
  • John Ashbery, A Wave
  • John Ashbery, And the Stars Were Shining
  • John Ashbery, Three Poems
  • bpNichol, The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol reader (ed. Darren Wershler-Henry & Lori Emerson)
  • Clark Coolidge, Odes of Roba
  • Robert Creeley, Words
  • Paul Fattaruso, Bicycle
  • Heather Green, No Omen
  • Ernest Hilbert, Aim Your Arrows at the Sun
  • Dick Higgins, Legends & Fishnets
  • Susan Howe, Poems Found in a Pioneer Museum
  • Jennifer Kronovet, Awayward
  • Tan Lin, Ambience is a Novel with a Logo
  • Tan Lin, plagiarism/outsource / , Notes Towards the Definition of Culture / ,Untilted Heath Ledger Project / , a history of the search engine / ,disco OS
  • Harry Mathews, Out of Bounds
  • Paul McDonough & Jane McGriff, editors, Glitch 1
  • Paul McDonough & Jane McGriff, editors, Glitch 2
  • Paul McDonough & Jane McGriff, editors, Glitch 3
  • Paul McDonough & Jane McGriff, editors, Glitch 4/5
  • Paul Metcalf, The Assassination
  • Paul Metcalf, U.S. Dept. of the Interior
  • Paul Metcalf, Mountaineers Are Always Free
  • Paul Metcalf, Araminta and the Coyotes
  • Paul Metcalf, Merrill Cove
  • Chrisopher Middleton, Torse 3: poems 1949–1961
  • Paul Muldoon, Madoc: A Mystery
  • Fernando Pessoa, The Surprise of Being: Twenty-Five Poems (trans. James Greene & Clara de Azevado Mafra)
  • Fernando Pessoa, The Keeper of Sheep (trans. Edwin Honig & Susan M. Brown)
  • Ezra Pound, The Pisan Cantos (ed. Richard Sieburth)
  • Samuel Putnam, Paris Was Our Mistress
  • Pierre Reverdy, Selected Poems (trans. Mary Ann Caws, Patricia Terry & John Ashbery)
  • Jacques Roubaud, Some Thing Black (trans. Rosmarie Waldrop)
  • Jacques Roubaud, The Form of the City Changes Faster, Alas, than the Human Heart (trans. Keith Waldrop & Rosmarie Waldrop)
  • Aram Saroyan, Complete Minimal Poems
  • Bruno Schulz, Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz (trans. Walter Arndt & Victoria Nelson)
  • James Schuyler, ed., Locus Solus, issue I
  • Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein on Picasso (ed. Edward Burns)
  • Mark Strand, Selected Poems
  • Stacy Szymaszek, Emptied of All Ships
  • James Tate, Selected Poems
  • Dara Wier, Remnants of Hanna
  • Charles Wright, Chickamauga

Non-fiction

  • Donald Antrim, The Afterlife: a memoir
  • Helen Moore Barthelme, Donald Barthelme: The Genesis of a Cool Sound
  • Gianfranco Baruchello & Henry Martin, How to Imagine: A Narrative on Art and Agriculture
  • Sybille Bedford, A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller’s Tale from Mexico
  • Sven Birkerts, An Artificial Wilderness: Essays on Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Grégoire Bouillier, Report on Myself (trans. Bruce Benderson)
  • Aldo Buzzi, The Perfect Egg, and Other Secrets (trans. Guido Waldman)
  • Nick Caistor, Mexico City: A Cultural and Literary Companion
  • Tony Cohan, Mexican Days: Journeys into the Heart of Mexico
  • Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds (trans. Thomas Christensen)
  • Julio Cortázar & Carol Dunham, Autonauts of the Cosmoroute (trans. Anne McLean)
  • Malcolm Cowley, Exile’s Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s
  • Stanley Crawford, A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Garlic Farm
  • Simon Critchley, The Book of Dead Philosophers
  • Tracy Daugherty, Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme
  • Thomas M. Disch, The Castle of Indolence: On Poetry, Poets, and Poetasters
  • Thomas M. Disch, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World
  • Thomas M. Disch, On SF
  • Apostolos Doxiadis & Christos H. Papadimitriou, Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
  • Martin Duberman, Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community
  • Marcel Duchamp, Manual of Instructions: Étant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage . . . (ed. Anne d’Harnoncourt & Michael R. Taylor)
  • Max Frisch, Sketchbook 1966–1971, trans. Geoffrey Skelton
  • Kenneth Gangemi, The Volcanoes from Puebla
  • William H. Gass, Finding a Form
  • Josh Glenn, ed., Hermenaut 15: Fake Authenticity
  • Henry Green, Pack My Bag: A Self-Portrait
  • Hannah B. Higgins, The Grid Book
  • Eva Huttenlauch, Nicolaus Schafhausen & Monika Szewczyk, eds., Sung Hwan Kim: Source Book 6
  • Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
  • Dorothy Kosinski, Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauschenberg
  • John Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven: a Story of Violent Faith
  • Damon Krukowski & Naomi Yang, Album Exact Change: 20 Years of Publishing
  • D. H. Lawrence, Mornings in Mexico
  • D. H. Lawrence, Etruscan Places
  • David Lida, First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century
  • Paul Maliszewski, Fakers: hoaxers, con artists, counterfeiters, and other great pretenders
  • André Malraux, Museum Without Walls (trans. Stuart Gilbert & Francis Price)
  • Sarah Manguso, The Two Kinds of Decay
  • Robert McAlmon & Kay Boyle, Being Geniuses Together
  • Tom McArthur, Worlds of Reference: lexicography, learning and language from the clay tablet to the computer
  • Christien Meindertsma, Pig 05049
  • W. J. T. Mitchell, What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images
  • Howard Moss, The Magic Lantern of Marcel Proust
  • Ted Nelson, Geeks Bearing Gifts: How the Computer World Got This Way
  • Francis M. Naumann, Bradley Bailey & Jennifer Shahade, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess
  • Margarita de Orellana, ed., Five Keys to the Secret World of Remedios Varo
  • Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, trans. Lysander Kemp
  • Georges Perec, Thoughts of Sorts (trans. David Bellos)
  • Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus), Natural History: a selection (ed. & trans. John F. Healy)
  • Procopius, The Secret History, trans. G. A. Williamson
  • Herbert Read, The Green Child
  • Erik Anderson Reece, A Balance of Quinces: The Paintings and Drawings of Guy Davenport
  • João Ribas, ed., Unica Zürn: Dark Spring
  • Jacques Roubaud, The Great Fire of London (trans. Dominic Di Bernardi)
  • John Ruskin, Præterita (and Dilecta)
  • Damion Searls, Everything You Say Is True
  • David Shields, Enough About You: Notes Toward the New Autobiography
  • Francis Steegmuller, trans. & ed., Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour
  • Yoshihiro Tatsumi, A Drifting Life (trans. Taro Nettleton)
  • Fanny Trollope, Domestic Manners of the Americans
  • Paul West, My Father’s War: A Memoir
  • Edmund White, City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and ’70s
  • Slavoj Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity
  • Paper Monument, eds., I Like Your Work: Art and Etiquette

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