january 16–31, 2020

Books

  • Jean-Patrick Manchette, Nada, translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
  • Jean-Philippe Toussaint, The Truth about Marie, trans. Matthew B. Smith
  • Jean-Philippe Toussaint, The Bathroom, trans. Nancy Amphoux & Paul De Angelis
  • Virginie Despentes, Vernon Subutex 1, trans. Frank Wynne
  • Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Reticence, trans. John Lambert
  • Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Naked, trans. Edward Gauvain
  • Lucy Ellmann, Mimi
  • Muriel Spark, The Driver’s Seat
  • Joseph Roth, What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920–33, trans. Michael Hofmann
  • Lucy Ellmann, Dot in the Universe
  • Lucy Ellmann, Doctors and Nurses
  • Norman Lewis, The Honoured Society: The Sicilian Mafia Observed
  • Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You
  • Muriel Spark, The Hothouse by the East River
  • Giorgio Bassani, The Heron, trans. Jamie McKendrick

Films

  • Clifford, directed by Paul Flaherty

january 1–15, 2020

Books

  • Eve Babitz, I Used to Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz
  • Albert Cossery, The Jokers, translated by Anna Moschovakis
  • Amara Lakhous, The Prank of the Good Little Virgin of Via Ormea, trans. Anthony Shugaar
  • Lucy Ellmann, Man or Mango? A Lament
  • Muriel Spark, The Public Image
  • Albert Cossery, Laziness in the Fertile Valley, trans. William Goyen
  • Muriel Spark, The Bachelors
  • Muriel Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye
  • Norman Lewis, Naples ’44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth
  • Muriel Spark, The Abbess of Crewe
  • Curzio Malaparte, The Skin, trans. David Moore
  • Muriel Spark, Robinson
  • Andrea Camilleri, Hunting Season, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Sect of Angels, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Sacco Gang, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Muriel Spark, The Comforters
  • Francesca Marciano, The Other Language

Movies

  • The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, directed by Ben Berman
  • Charlie Says, dir. Mary Harron
  • Nocturama, dir. Bertrand Bonello
  • La Vérité (The Truth), dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Good Time, dir. Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie
  • Hereditary, dir. Ari Aster

december 16–31, 2019

Books

  • Emmanuel Carrère, A Russian Novel, translated by Linda Coverdale
  • Emmanuel Carrère, Limonov, trans. John Lambert
  • Samuel R. Delany, Voyage, Orestes!
  • Curzio Malaparte, Kaputt, trans. Cesare Foligno
  • Robert Musil, Agathe: Or, The Forgotten Sister, trans. Joel Agee
  • Amara Lakhous, Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet, trans. Ann Goldstein
  • Amara Lakhous, Divorce Islamic Style, trans. Ann Goldstein
  • Amara Lakhous, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, trans. Ann Goldstein
  • Lucy Ellmann, Sweet Desserts
  • Lucy Ellmann, Varying Degrees of Hopelessness
  • Barbara Bourland, Fake Like Me
  • Jonathan Lethem, As She Climbed Across the Table
  • Jonathan Lethem, Girl in Landscape
  • Emmanuel Carrère, The Adversary, trans. Linda Coverdale

Exhibits

  • “Hans Haacke: All Connected,” New Museum, New York
  • “Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below,” New Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • “A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate,” Institute for Study of the Ancient World
  • Met Museum

Films

  • The Limey, directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • Uncut Gems, dir. Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie
  • Little Women, dir. Greta Gerwig
  • Blackkklansman, dir. Spike Lee

december 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Robert Dobbin, ed., The Cynic Philosophers: From Diogenes to Julian
  • Augusto de Angelis, The Murdered Banker, translated by Jill Foulston
  • August de Angelis, The Hotel of the Three Roses, trans. Jill Foulston
  • Dean Young, Fall Higher
  • Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion
  • Alice Oswald, Memorial
  • Alice Oswald, A Sleepwalk on the Severn
  • Alice Oswald, Dart
  • Sarah Manguso, 300 Arguments
  • Sarah Manguso, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
  • Francis Ponge, Nioque of the Early-Spring, trans. Jonathan Larson
  • Sigrid Nunez, Sempre Susan
  • Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House
  • Tim Hannigan, Raffles and the British Invasion of Java
  • Perumal Murugan, Poonachi, or the Story of a Black Goat, trans. K. Kalyan Raman

Films

  • The Secret Life of Plants, directed by Walon Green
  • Sign O’ The Times, dir. Prince & Albert Magnoli
  • General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait, dir. Barbet Schroeder
  • L’Avocat de la terreur (Terror’s Advocate), dir. Barbet Schroeder

november 16–30, 2019

Books

  • Maya Jasanoff, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World
  • Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer
  • Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police, trans. Stephen Snyder
  • Anne Boyer, The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness
  • Afrizal Malna, Document Shredding Machine, trans. Daniel Owen
  • Julián Herbert, The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide, trans. Christina MacSweeney
  • Piero Chiara, The Disappearance of Signora Giulia, trans. Jill Foulston
  • James Lever, Me Cheeta
  • Gabriele Tergit, Käsebier Takes Berlin, tran. Sophie Duvernoy
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The Judge and His Hangman, trans. Joel Agee
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Suspicion, trans. Joel Agee
  • Rafael Bernal, The Mongolian Conspiracy, trans. Katherine Silver
  • César Aira, Birthday, trans. Chris Andrews

Films

  • The Lover, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

november 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Dean Young, Elegy on Toy Piano
  • Iris Origo, The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City
  • Percival Everett, Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
  • Chloe Aridjis, Asunder
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Revolution of the Moon, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Italo Svevo, A Life, trans. Archibald Colquhoun

Films

  • Et Dieu . . . créa la femme (And God Created Woman), dir. Roger Vadim
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch, dir. Joe Dante
  • High Life, dir. Claire Denis
  • Game Night, dir. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein

october 16–31, 2019

Books

  • Erich Auerbach, Dante: Poet of the Secular World, translated by Ralph Manheim
  • Tim Parks, Medici Money: Banking Metaphysics and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Pyramid of Mud, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Overnight Kidnapper, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • August Kleinzahler, The Strange Hours Travelers Keep
  • August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Other End of the Line, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Victor Segalen, René Leys, trans. J. A. Underwood
  • Yuko Tsushima, Territory of Light, trans. Geraldine Harcourt
  • Julián Herbert, Tomb Song, trans. Christina MacSweeney
  • Primo Levi, The Magic Paint, trans. Ann Goldstein, Alessandra Batagli & Jenny McPhee
  • Charles Portis, Gringos
  • Iris Murdoch, The Time of the Angels

Films

  • 하녀 (The Housemaid), directed by Kim Ki-young
  • 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy, dir. Jason Soo
  • The River, dir. Jean Renoir
  • Canoa: memoria de un hecho vergonzoso (Canoa: A Shameful Memory), dir. Felipe Cazals
  • The Lair of the White Worm, dir. Ken Russell
  • Les Créatures, dir. Agnes Varda
  • Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Hable con ella (Talk to Her), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Die Mauer (The Wall), dir. Jürgen Böttcher

october 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Satyajit Ray, The Collected Short Stories, translated by Gopa Majumdar et al.
  • Andrea Camilleri, Game of Mirrors, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Carolyn Forché, What You Have Heard Is True
  • Pietro Aretino, The Secret Life of Wives, trans. Andrew Brown
  • Giovanni della Casa, Galateo, or the Rules of Polite Behavior, trans. M. F. Rusnak
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Beam of Light, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Marie Darrieussecq, Pig Tales, trans. Linda Coverdale
  • Victor Segalen, Essay on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity, trans. Yaël Rachel Schlick
  • Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring, Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Voice in the Night, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Nest of Vipers, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Marie Darrieussecq, My Phantom Husband, trans. Helen Stevenson

Films

  • Ad Astra, directed by James Gray
  • High Flying Bird, dir. Steven Soderbergh
  • 마더 (Mother), dir. Bong Joon-ho
  • Vom Bauen der Zukunft – 100 Jahre Bauhaus (Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus), dir. Niels Bolbrinker & Thomas Tielsch

september 16–30, 2019

Books

  • Andrea Camilleri, The Potter’s Field, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Age of Doubt, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Yiyun Lee, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
  • Andrea Camilleri, Montalbano’s First Case, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
  • Evan S. Connell, A Long Desire
  • Perumal Murugan, One Part Woman, trans. Aniruddhan Vasudevan
  • Sven Lindqvist, The Skull Measurer’s Mistake, trans. Joan Tate
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Dance of the Seagull, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, Treasure Hunt, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Dava Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
  • Andrea Camilleri, Angelica’s Smile, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Sven Lindqvist, The Myth of Wu Tao-Tzu, trans. Joan Tate
  • Eliot Weinberger, The Ghosts of Birds: Essays
  • L. S. Asekoff, North Star
  • Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women
  • Giovanni della Casa, Galateo, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin
  • Giovanni Boccaccio, Life of Dante, trans. J. G. Nichols
  • Ugo Foscolo, Sepulchres, trans. J. G. Nichols

Films

  • The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray
  • Midsommar, dir. Ari Aster
  • Serial Mom, dir. John Waters

september 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Nell Zink, Doxology
  • John Waters, Mr. Know-It-All
  • Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Sergius Seeks Bacchus, translated by Tiffany Tsao
  • Nicola Pugliese, Malacqua: Four Days of Rain in the City of Naples, Waiting for the Occurrence of an Extraordinary Event, trans. Shaun Whiteside
  • Miriam Toews, Women Talking
  • Roland Topor, Head to Toe Portrait of Suzanne, trans. Andrew Hodgson
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Brewer of Preston, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Gabriela Ybarra, The Dinner Guest, trans. Natasha Wimmer
  • Yoko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor, trans. Stephen Snyder
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Paper Moon, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Claudio Magris, Snapshots, trans. Anne Milano Appel
  • Andrea Camilleri, August Heat, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Jeffrey Yang, Vanishing-Line
  • Italo Calvino, Mr. Palomar, trans. William Weaver
  • Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate All the Brutes, trans. Joan Tate
  • Sven Linqvist, Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One’s Land, trans. Sarah Death
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Wings of the Sphinx, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Track of Sand, trans. Stephen Sartarelli

Films

  • Sylvia Scarlett, directed by George Cukor
  • Cry-Baby, dir. John Waters
  • Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage), dir. Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, dir. Barry Jenkins

Exhibits

  • “Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s,” National Gallery, Singapore