november 16–30, 2022

Books

  • Philippe Sollers, The Friendship of Roland Barthes, translated by Andrew Brown
  • John Swartzwelder, The Million Dollar Policeman
  • John Swartzwelder, Detective Made Easy
  • Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary, trans. Richard Howard
  • César Aira, The Famous Magician, trans. Chris Andrews
  • Percival Everett, Dr. No
  • Alain Badiou, The True Life, trans. Susan Spitzer
  • Percival Everett, For Her Dark Skin
  • César Aira, Birthday, trans. Chris Andrews
  • Dave Simpson, The Fallen: Life in and out of Britain’s Most Insane Group
  • Amit Chaudhuri, Sojourn
  • Violaine Schwartz, Papers, trans. Christine Gutman
  • Mohamed Kheir, Slipping, trans. Robin Moger

Films

  • Liebeslieder: Einstürzende Neubauten, directed by Klaus Maeck & Johanna Schenkel
  • Beau travail, dir. Claire Denis
  • Une femme est une femme (A Woman Is a Woman), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
  • First Cow, dir. Kelly Reichardt
  • 소설가의 영화 (The Novelist’s Film), dir. Hong Sang-soo
  • Life on the CAPS, dir. Meriem Bennani
  • Moby Dick: Or, The Whale, dir. Wu Tsang
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica, dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel
  • Weekend, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
  • Europa, dir. Lars Von Trier

november 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
  • Ada Calhoun, Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me
  • Zerocalcare, Forget My Name, translated by Carla Roncalli di Montorio
  • Francis McKee, How to Know What’s Really Happening
  • Oxana Timofeeva, How to Love a Homeland, trans. Maria Afanasyeva
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard
  • Cornell Woolrich, Manhattan Love Song
  • John Swarzwelder, The Last Detective Alive
  • Eshkol Nevo, Three Floors Up, trans. Sondra Silverston
  • Iris Murdoch, Jackson’s Dilemma
  • Anna Merlan, Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

Films

  • 헤어질 결심 (Decision to Leave), directed by Park Chan-wook
  • Nadja, dir. Michael Almereyda
  • Boy Meets Girl, dir. Leos Carax
  • Thử Việc (Probationary), dir. Đỗ Văn Hoàng

october 15–31, 2022

Books

  • Maria Golia, Cairo: City of Sand
  • Albert Cossery, A Splendid Conspiracy, trans. Alyson Waters
  • Albert Cossery, The Colors of Infamy, trans. Alyson Waters
  • Naguib Mahfouz, The Quarter, trans. Roger Allen
  • Naguib Mahfouz, Adrift on the Nile, trans. Frances Liardet
  • Nadia Wassef, Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller
  • Toby Wilkinson, The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present
  • Maxim Biller, Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz, trans. Anthea Bell
  • Maria Golia, A Short History of Tomb Raiding: The Epic Hunt for Egypt’s Treasures
  • Colin Dickey, The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained

Exhibits

  • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Cairo, Egypt
  • Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt
  • Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo

Films

  • Il buco, directed by Michelangelo Frammartino

october 1–14, 2022

Books

  • Helen DeWitt, The English Understand Wool
  • Nick Cave & Seán O’Hagan, Faith, Hope and Carnage
  • Amina Cain, A Horse at Night: On Writing
  • Giada Scodellaro, Some of Them Will Carry Me
  • Clarice Lispector, The Woman Who Killed the Fish, translated by Benjamin Moser
  • Paul S. De Guzman, About the Dying Dog, and Five Other Stories

Films

  • Crimes of the Future (2022), directed by David Cronenberg
  • Amsterdam, dir. David O. Russell
  • Io sono un autarchico, dir. Nanni Moretti

september 16–30, 2022

Books

  • Jessica Hagedorn, ed., Manila Noir
  • Martin Villanueva, A Pig Was Once Killed in Our Garage
  • Chiles Samaniego, Marienbad, etc.: A Rayuela Archive
  • Eugene Lim, Search History
  • Xi Chuan, A Song of the Corner, translated by Lucas Klein
  • Luis H. Francia, Museum of Absences
  • Naguib Mahfouz, The Dreams, trans. Raymond Stock
  • Albert Cossery, Proud Beggars, trans. Thomas W. Cushing & Alyson Waters
  • Luis H. Francia, Tattered Boat

Exhibits

  • Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
  • Yuchengco Museum, Manila
  • National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila
  • National Museum of Natural History, Manila
  • Fort Santiago/Rizal Shrine, Manila

september 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Lina Wolff, Carnality, translated by Frank Perry
  • Nicole Rudick, What Is Now Known Was Once Only Imagined: An (Auto)biography of Niki de Saint Phalle
  • Waguih Ghali, Beer in the Snooker Club
  • Mary Jo Bang, Elegy
  • Philippe Jaccottet, The Pilgrim’s Bowl, trans. John Taylor
  • Victoria Chang, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief

Films

  • Alien, directed by Ridley Scott
  • เวลา (Anatomy Of Time), dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong

august 16–31, 2002

Books

  • Emily Ogden, On Not Knowing: How to Love and Other Essays
  • Raquel Salas Rivera, X/Ex/Exis: Poems for the Nation
  • Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet
  • Adriano Spatola, Material, Materials, Recovery Of, translated by Paul Vangelisti
  • Douglas Messerli & John Baldessari, Bow Down
  • Divya Victor, Curb
  • Antonio Porta, Metropolis, trans. Pasquale Verdicchio
  • Leopoldo Lugones, Selected Writings, trans. Sergio Waisman
  • Riku Onda, Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight, trans. Alison Watts
  • Naguib Mahfouz, Voices from the Other World, trans. Raymond Stock

Films

  • Nope, directed by Jordan Peele
  • Caro diario, dir. Nanni Moretti

august 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Ling Ma, Severance
  • Hernan Diaz, Trust
  • Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire
  • Dino Buzzati, Restless Nights, trans. Lawrence Venuti
  • Marie Darrieussecq, Being Here Is Everything: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker, trans. Penny Hueston
  • Raquel Salas Rivera, Antes que isla es volcán/Before Island Is Volcano
  • Niki de Saint Phalle, Harry and Me: The Family Years

Exhibits

  • “Ever Present: First Peoples Art Of Australia,” National Gallery Singapore

july 16–31, 2022

Books

  • Evelyn Waugh, Scoop
  • Ken Layne, Desert Oracle, Vol. 1
  • Jonathan Meiburg, A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey
  • Irmgard Keun, The Artificial Silk Girl, trans. Kathie von Ankum
  • Christopher Isherwood, Prater Violet
  • Raquel Salas Rivera, The Tertiary/Lo tercerio

Exhibits

  • The Broad, Los Angeles

july 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Percival Everett, Grand Canyon Inc.
  • Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio, translated by M. A. Murray & G. Tassinari
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner, Mr. Fortune’s Maggot
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Private Notebooks 1914–1916, trans. Marjorie Perloff
  • Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio, translated by Geoffrey Brock

Exhibits

  • “City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907,” LACMA
  • “Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800,” LACMA
  • “The Portable Universe: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia,” LACMA