january 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Glenway Wescott, Apartment in Athens
  • Andrea Marcolongo, The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek, translated by Will Schutt
  • Melissa Anderson, Inland Empire
  • John Ashbery, Can You Hear, Bird
  • John Ashbery, Where Shall I Wander
  • Dorothy Richardson, Pointed Roofs
  • Pico Iyer, This Could Be Home: Raffles Hotel and the City of Tomorrow
  • John Ashbery, A Worldly Country
  • John Ashbery, Commotion of the Birds
  • James Angelos, The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins
  • Voices of Modern Greece: Selected Poems by C. P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis & Nikos Gatsos, trans. & ed. by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard
  • Dorothy L. Sayers, Whose Body?
  • Scot D. Ryersson & Michael Orlando Yaccarino, Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati

Films

  • Նռան գույնը (The Color of Pomegranates), directed by Sergei Parajanov
  • Charade, dir. Stanley Donen
  • Burn After Reading, dir. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • The End of Suffering (a proposal), dir. Jacqueline Lentzou
  • 風兒踢踏踩 (Cheerful Wind), dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien

Exhibits

  • “Lepanto 1571, 450 Years since the Greatest Victory of the Christians,” Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens
  • “Treasures of Philhellenic Painting from the Anthony E. Comninos Foundation,” Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, Athens
  • Acropolis Museum, Athens
  • Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Athens
  • Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, Greece
  • National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum, Athens

december 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Rafael Bernal, His Name Was Death, translated by Kit Schluter
  • Patricia Storace, Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece
  • Pola Oloixarac, Mona, trans. Adam Morris
  • Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
  • Tim Parks, Tongues of Flame
  • José Emilio Pacheco, Battles in the Desert, trans. Katherine Silver
  • Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy
  • Shirley Hazzard, Cliffs of Fall
  • André Gide, Marshlands, trans. Damion Searls

Films

  • 偶然と想像 (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy), directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • აშიკ-ქერიბი (Ashik Kerib), dir. Sergei Parajanov
  • Тіні забутих предків (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors), dir. Sergei Parajanov

Exhibits

  • Acropolis Museum, Athens
  • “Kallos: The Ultimate Beauty,” Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
  • Ancient Agora Musem of the Stoa of Attalos, Athens
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens
  • Epigraphic Museum, Athens

december 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Eric Ambler, The Mask of Dimitrios
  • Warren Ellis, Nina Simone’s Gum
  • Don DeLillo, The Names
  • Annie Ernaux, Happening, translated by Tanya Leslie
  • Hervé Le Tellier, The Anomaly, trans. Adriana Hunter
  • E. J. Applewhite, Cosmic Fishing: An Account of Writing Synergetics with Buckminster Fuller
  • Rutu Modan, Tunnels, trans. Ishai Mishory
  • Rutu Modan, Exit Wounds, trans. Noah Stollman

Films

  • The Mask of Dimitrios, directed by Jean Negulesco
  • Listening to Kenny G, dir. Penny Lane

november 16–30, 2021

Books

  • Dash Shaw, New School
  • Jeff Vandermeer, Dead Astronauts
  • Paul Verlaine, The Cursed Poets, translated by Chase Madar
  • Jeff Vandermeer, The Strange Bird
  • Kim Hyesoon, Autobiography of Death, trans. Don Mee Choi
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria
  • Yeow Kai Chai, One to the Dark Tower Comes
  • Maël Renouard, Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet, trans. Peter Behrman de Sinéty

Films

  • Cryptozoo, directed by Dash Shaw
  • Varda par Agnès, dir. Agnès Varda
  • Naked Singularity, dir. Chase Palmer
  • L’une chante, l’autre pas (One Sings, the Other Doesn’t), dir. Agnès Varda
  • Memoria, dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • The Year of the Everlasting Storm, dir. Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery & Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • L’événement (Happening), dir. Audrey Diwan

november 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Pol Koutsakis, Athenian Blues, translated by Pol Koutsakis
  • Pol Koutsakis, Baby Blue, trans. Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife
  • Antonio Tabucchi, Little Misunderstandings of No Importance, trans. Frances Frenaye
  • Nicolas Verdan, The Greek Wall, trans. W. Donald Wilson
  • Luis Sagasti, Fireflies, trans. Fionn Petch
  • Umberto Eco, Misreadings, trans. William Weaver
  • Don DeLillo, The Silence
  • Carolyn Forché, Gathering the Tribes
  • Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

Films

  • Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder
  • Teenage, dir. Matt Wolf

october 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves, translated by William Weaver, D. S. Carne-Ross & Ann Goldstein
  • Italo Calvino, The Castle of Crossed Destinies, trans. William Weaver
  • Heman Chong & Renée Staal, The Library of Unread Books
  • Italo Calvino, The Literature Machine, trans. Patrick Creagh & William Weaver
  • Marie Redonnet, Understudies: Stories, trans. Jordan Stump
  • Henning Christoph, Daniel Spoerri: Weißt Du, Schwarzt Du?
  • Félicia Atkinson, A Forest Petrifies: Diamond Feedback, trans. Rachel Valinsky
  • Erika Balsom, Ten Skies
  • Heman Chong, The Part in the Story Where We Lost Count of the Days
  • Andrea Camilleri, Riccardino, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Daryl Qilin Yam, Shantih Shantih Shantih
  • Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century
  • Mark Singleton, Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
  • Akash Kapur, India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India
  • Rachel Cusk, Outline

Films

  • The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell
  • The Green Knight, dir. David Lowery
  • Vị (Taste), dir. Lê Bảo

october 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Gayl Jones, Corregidora
  • Dag Solstad, Novel 11, Book 18, translated by Sverre Lyngstad
  • Emily Thomas, The Meaning of Travel
  • John Swartzwelder, The Exploding Detective
  • John Swartzwelder, How I Conquered Your Planet
  • John Swartzwelder, Dead Men Scare Me Stupid
  • Karen Tei Yamashita, Letters to Memory
  • H. G. Wells, The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
  • John Swartzwelder, Earth vs Everybody
  • Agustín Fernández Mallo, Nocilla Dream, trans. Thomas Bunstead

Films

  • Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • Cục Than (Coal), dir. Lê Bảo
  • Mùi (Scent), dir. Lê Bảo
  • Cadaveri eccellenti (Illustrious Corpses), dir. Francesco Rosi

september 16–30, 2021

Books

  • Apollodorus, The Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard
  • Akash Kapur, Better to Have Gone: Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville
  • Crispin Rodrigues, How Now Blown Crow
  • Giacomo Sartori, I Am God, trans. Frederika Randall
  • W. H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood, Journey to a War
  • William Goldman, The Princess Bride
  • Anahid Nersessian, Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse
  • Percival Everett, The Trees
  • Joanne McNeil, Lurking: How a Person Became a User
  • Benjamín Labatut, When We Cease to Understand the World, trans. Adrian Nathan West

Films

  • L’amore a domicilio (Love under House Arrest), directed by Emiliano Corapi
  • Domani è un altro giorno (Tomorrow’s a New Day), dir. Simone Spada
  • I predatori (The Predators), dir. Pietro Castellitto

september 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Hari Kunzru, Red Pill
  • Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
  • Caterina Bonvicini, The Year of Our Love, translated by Antony Shugaar
  • Walter Serner, Last Loosening: A Handbook for the Con Artist & Those Aspiring to Become One, trans. Mark Kanak
  • Arika Okrent, In the Land of Invented Languages
  • Jenn Shapland, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

Films

  • La noche de enfrente (Night Across the Street), directed by Raúl Ruiz
  • El tango del viudo y su espejo deformante (The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror), dir. Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento
  • La telenovela errante (The Wandering Soap Opera), dir. Valerio Sarmiento & Raúl Ruiz
  • The Travelling Companion, dir. Niki de Saint Phalle
  • Real Life, dir. Albert Brooks
  • Cityscape, dir. Michael Snow
  • Modern Romance, dir. Albert Brooks
  • Lost in America, dir. Albert Brooks
  • Sometimes in Michigan, dir. Cecelia Condit

august 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Uwe Johnson, Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, translated by Damion Searls
  • Clara Chow, 几首烂情诗 / Lousy Love Poems
  • Joel Tan, Café
  • Joshua Ip, Translations to the Tanglish
  • Raymond Chandler, Killer in the Rain
  • Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
  • Mabel Loomis Todd, Tripoli the Mysterious
  • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
  • Rikki Ducornet, Trafic
  • Raymond Chandler, The High Window
  • Charles Beaumont, Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories