robert walser, “answer to an inquiry” / franz kafka, “blumfeld, an elderly bachelor”

Two small books this time: the first, an illustrated edition of a short Robert Walser piece, the second, an illustrated edition of a long short story by Franz Kafka. The Kafka came out last year though I only recently found a copy; the Walser is from this year, and it’s a new translation, unlike the […]

october 1–15, 2017

Books Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Donald Young et al., A Little Ramble: In the Spirit of Robert Walser Ross Macdonald, The Drowning Pool Ross Macdonald, The Way Some People Die Percival Everett, Assumption Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East Anthony Burgess, One Hand Clapping Anthony Burgess, The Doctor Is Sick […]

september 1–15, 2017

Books Natalia Ginzburg, Family Sayings, translated by D. M. Low Jenny Diski, The Sixties Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, I Didn’t Know Mani Was a Conceptualist Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart Bob Mould & Michael Azerrad, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger Leonora Carrington, Down Below Christian Morgenstern, […]

september 16–30, 2015

Books Anne Garréta, Sphinx, translated by Emma Ramadan Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity Frederik Pohl, The Way the Future Was: A Memoir Robert Walser, Fairy Tales, trans. Daniele Pantano & James Reidel Susan Sontag, Death Kit Films ฟรีแลนซ์ ห้ามป่วย ห้ามพัก ห้ามรักหมอ (Freelance), directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Frau im […]

april 16–30, 2014

Books Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta Rayne Kruger, The Devil’s Discus: An Enquiry into the Death of Ananda, King of Siam Satyajit Ray, One Dozen Stories, translated by Satyajit Ray & Gopa Majumdar Satyajit Ray, The Diary of a Space Traveller and Other Stories, trans. Satyajit Ray & Gopa Majumdar Amitav Ghosh, The Calcutta Chromosome Robert Walser, […]

april 16–april 30

Books Harry Mathews, The Conversions James McCourt, Wayfaring at Waverly in Silver Lake Teju Cole, Open City Eugene Lim, Fog & Car Robert Kelly, Kill the Messenger Robert Walser, The Walk, trans. Christopher Middleton & Susan Bernofsky Films Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope), directed by Nanni Moretti Ruggles of Red Gap, dir. Leo McCarey […]


(This list is complete up to the end of January 2011; 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, […]