pamela moore, “chocolates for breakfast”

Pamela Moore Chocolates for Breakfast (Bantam Books, 1957; originally 1956) It’s strange that I’ve never really written about this book, as it’s one that I’ve foisted on many people over the years. The occasion of my latest re-reading is that it’s finally been reprinted, by Harper Perennial; you can learn a great deal more at […]

pamela moore in the new york times

(“In and Out of Books,” excerpted, 19 August 1956.) (“Books and Authors,” excerpted, 27 August 1956) (Review of Chocolates for Breakfast, 16 September 1956.) (“A Literary Letter from Paris,” excerpted, 4 November 1956.) (“Of Local Origin,” excerpted, 7 May 1960.) (Letter to the editor about Witold Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke, 17 September 1961.)

ads for pamela moore

(From the New Yorker, 10 November 1956, p. 220; the same ad had also appeared in the issue of 27 October 1956.) (From the New Yorker, 2 February 1963, p. 120; the same ad also appears on 9 February and 16 February of that year.) (A Rinehart ad on p. 96 of the October 1956 issue […]

my year in books, 2013

These lists are a little longer than I expected, but it still feels like a slight year; maybe it could be termed a year without a thesis, though some might be visible (the attention paid to science fiction for work at PS1, my predictable reading of Bangkok-related material as the consequence of the move). And […]

june 16–30, 2013

Books Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances Norman Rush, Whites Giorgio Vasta, Time on My Hands, translated by Jonathan Hunt Joseph McElroy, Cannonball Dana Ward, The Squeaquel Pamela Moore, Chocolates for Breakfast Films Avalon, directed by Mamoru Oshii Half-Baked, dir. Tamra Davis Despair, dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder Zodiac, dir. David Fincher Broadcast News, dir. James L. Brooks Le […]

may 16–31, 2013

Books Maureen F. McHugh, Mothers & Other Monsters Maureen F. McHugh, After the Apocalypse Clancy Martin, Travels in Central America John Crowley, The Translator Ellen Ullman, Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents Ellen Ullman, By Blood Pamela Moore, The Horsy Set Films Monsieur Fantômas, directed by Ernst Moerman Drive, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn Behind […]


This is incomplete and poorly formatted, and as much so that I can remember things as anything else. I haven’t attempted to take note of everything written for if:book (some of that is annotated here). Eventually this will be cleaned up. Publications Untitled review of Jack Green’s Fire the Bastards!, Rain Taxi, Volume 17, no. […]


(This list is complete up to the end of September 2020; for more recent things, see the reviews category.) A Aeschylus, The Oresteia Muammar Al Gathafi, The Green Book Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre, The Silent Executioner Eleanor Antin, Historical Takes Dore Ashton, The New York School B Nicholson Baker, U and I Honoré de Balzac, Treatise on […]


James Elkins on looking at Mondrian. A new website on Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast; includes the fantastic Robert Nedelkoff article from The Baffler years ago. Somebody reprint this and The Horsy Set? An annotated gallery of Alasdair Gray’s art at The Guardian. Hannah Tennant-Moore on Frederic Tuten’s Self Portraits, which I still need to […]