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

july 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Dante, Purgatorio, translated by John Aitken Carlyle, Thomas Okey & P. H. Wicksteed
  • Dante, Purgatory, trans. J. G. Nichols
  • Dante, Paradise, trans. Alasdair Gray
  • Jamie McKendrick, editor, The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems
  • Sandro Penna, Within the Sweet Noise of Life: Selected Poems, trans. Alexander Booth
  • Jaume Subirana, The Silent Letter, trans. Christopher Whyte
  • Italo Calvino, Numbers in the Dark, trans. Tim Parks
  • Charles Portis, The Dog of the South
  • Charles Portis, Norwood
  • Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

Films

  • Graceland, directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong
  • Nightfall, dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong & Tulapop Saenja
  • The Secret Life of Edward James, dir. Patrick Boyle
  • Renaissance, dir. Walerian Borowczyk
  • No Sudden Move, dir. Steven Soderbergh

july 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Dao Strom, You Will Always Be Someone from Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen
  • Evelyn Waugh, Remote People
  • Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Tattoo, trans. Nick Caistor
  • Olivia Laing, Everybody: A Book about Freedom
  • Italo Calvino, Last Comes the Raven, trans. Archibald Colquhoun, Peggy Wright, Ann Goldstein, William Weaver & Ben Johnson
  • Forrest Gander, Twice Alive

Films

  • Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg

june 16–30, 2021

Books

  • Giorgio Scerbanenco, A Private Venus, translated by Howard Curtis
  • Evelyn Waugh, Labels: A Mediterranean Journal
  • Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge
  • Giorgio Scerbanenco, Traitors to All, trans. Howard Curtis
  • Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures