december 16–31, 2020

Books

  • Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World
  • Alberto Moravia, Contempt, translated by Angus Davidson
  • Severo Sarduy, Beach Birds, trans. Suzanne Jill Levine & Carol Maier
  • Joel Townsley Rogers, The Red Right Hand
  • Alberto Moravia, 1934, trans. William Weaver
  • Mary Woronov, Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory
  • Bruce Duffy, The World as I Found It
  • Henri Lefebvre, The Missing Pieces, trans. David L. Sweet
  • Gershom Scholem, Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship, trans. Harry Zohn
  • Franz Kafka, Aphorisms, trans. Willa & Edwin Muir and Michael Hofmann
  • Franz Kafka, The Lost Writings, trans. Michael Hofmann
  • Franz Kafka, Letter to the Father, trans. Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins
  • Unica Zürn, The House of Illnesses, trans. Malcolm Green
  • Franz Kafka, Letters to Ottla and the Family, trans. Richard & Clara Winston

december 1–15, 2020

Books

  • Jorge Luis Borges, A Universal History of Infamy, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
  • Suzanne Jill Levine, The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction
  • Frigyes Karinthy, A Journey Round My Skull , trans. Vernon Duckworth Barker
  • Augusto Monterroso, Complete Works and Other Stories, trans. Edith Grossman
  • Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero, The Book of Imaginary Beings, trans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Evaristo Carriego: A Book About Old-time Buenos Aires, trans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni & Susan Ashe
  • Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy-Casares, Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi, rans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni
  • Sheere Ng, When Cooking Was a Crime: Masak in the Singapore Prisons, 1970s–80s
  • Julio Cortázar, A Certain Lucas, trans. Gregory Rabassa
  • Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy-Casares, Chronicles of Bustos Domecq, rans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni

Films

  • Knives Out, dir. Rian Johnson
  • Le Mépris, directed by Jean-Luc Godard

november 16–30, 2020

Books

  • Manuel Puig, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
  • Suzanne Jill Levine, Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Sicilian Method, trans. Stephen Saltarelli
  • Manuel Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman, trans. Thomas Colchie
  • Jay Parini, Borges and Me: An Encounter
  • Christopher Brown, Failed State
  • Manuel Puig, Pubis Angelical, trans. Elena Brunet
  • Stephanie Anderson, Lands of Yield: A Poemlogue

Films

  • Down by Law, directed by Jim Jarmusch

november 1–15, 2020

Books

  • Iain Reid, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Yuri Herrera, A Silent Fury, translated by Lisa Dillman
  • Yuri Herrera, Kingdom Cons, trans. by Lisa Dillman
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Safety Net, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Manuel Puig, Heartbreak Tango, trans. Suzanne Jill Levine
  • Alexander Stille, Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic
  • Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy
  • Michael Robbins, Patricia Lockwood, Timothy Thornton, Modern Poets Two: Controlled Explosions
  • Julio Cortázar, Diary of Andrés Fava, trans. Anne McLean
  • James Sallis, Black Hornet
  • Severo Sarduy, Firefly, trans. Mark Fried
  • Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation
  • Theophilus Kwek, Giving Ground
  • Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem
  • Ron Padgett, Big Cabin
  • Rita Indiana, Tentacle, trans. Achy Obejas
  • Paul Legault, The Madeleine Poems
  • Rita Indiana, Made in Saturn, trans. Sydney Hutchinson
  • Ron Padgett, Alone and Not Alone

Films

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, directed by Nicole Newnham & James Lebrecht
  • Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin, dir. Werner Herzog

october 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Hiroko Oyamada, The Hole, translated by David Boyd
  • Severo Sarduy, Written on a Body, trans. Carol Maier
  • Severo Sarduy, Christ on the Rue Jacob, trans. Suzanne Jill Levine & Carol Maier
  • Severo Sarduy, From Cuba with a Song, trans. Suzanne Jill Levine
  • Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy
  • Will Harris, Rendang
  • Nathalie Léger, Exposition, trans. Amanda DeMarco
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Untamed Shore
  • Nathalie Léger, The White Dress, trans. Natasha Lehrer
  • Susan Howe, The Quarry
  • Theophilus Kwek, Moving House

Films

  • On the Rocks, directed by Sofia Coppola
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, dir. Jason Woliner
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead, dir. Kirsten Johnson
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things, dir. Charlie Kaufman
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead, dir. Kirsten Johnson

Exhibits

  • “Wartime Artists of Vietnam: Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection,” NUS Museum
  • “Wishful Images: When Microhistories Take Form,” NUS Museum
  • “Hu Yun: Another Diorama,” NUS Museum

october 1–15, 2020

Books

  • Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, The Origin of Name
  • Nkateko Masinga, Psalm for Chrysanthemums
  • Fatima Camara, YellowLine
  • Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, Revolution of the Scavengers
  • Afua Ansong, Try Kissing God
  • Iris Murdoch, The Good Apprentice
  • J. G. Farrell, The Singapore Grip
  • Mok Zining, The Orchid Folios
  • Eka Kurniawan, Kitchen Curse, translated by Annie Tucker, Tiffany Tsao, Maggie Tiojakin & Benedict Anderson
  • Ray Bradbury, Killer, Come Back to Me
  • Eugene Ostashevsky, Iterature
  • Severo Sarduy, For Voice, trans. Philip Barnard
  • Juan Cárdenas, Ornamental, trans. Lizzie Davis

Films

  • My Octopus Teacher, directed by Pippa Ehrlich & James Reed
  • Pinocchio, dir. Matteo Garrone

september 16–30, 2020

Books

  • The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Volume 3, selected and translated by Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, Rakesh Khanna, V. Vinod & Nirmal Rajagopalan
  • Sadia Hassan, Enumeration
  • Jamila Osman, A Girl Is a Sovereign State
  • Safia Jama, Notes on Resilience
  • Tove Jansson, Fair Play, trans. Thomas Teal
  • Michelle K. Angwenyi, Gray Latitudes
  • Nadra Mabrouk, Measurement of Holy
  • Tryphena Yeboah, A Mouthful of Home
  • W. G. Sebald, Austerlitz, trans. Anthea Bell
  • Sam Greenlee, The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • Stanisław Lem, The Star Diaries, trans. Michael Kandel
  • Stanisław Lem, The Futurological Congress, trans. Michael Kandel
  • Stanisław Lem, Memoirs of a Space Traveler, trans. Joel Stern, Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek & Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  • Edmund White, A Saint from Texas
  • Iris Murdoch, The Book and the Brotherhood
  • Jenny Offill, Weather

Films

  • Esto no es Berlín (This Is Not Berlin), directed by Hari Sama
  • El sueño de Mara’akame (Mara’akame’s Dream), dir. Federico Cecchetti

september 1–15, 2020

Books

  • P. G. Wodehouse, Mike & Psmith
  • P. G. Wodehouse, Psmith, Journalist
  • Gianni Rodari, Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto, translated by Anthony Shugaar
  • Daljit Nagra, Look We Have Coming to Dover!
  • Daljit Nagra, Tippoo Sultans Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!!
  • P. G. Wodehouse, Psmith in the City
  • Daljit Nagra, British Museum
  • Lee Lozano, Notebooks 1967–70
  • David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
  • Ben Katchor, The Dairy Restaurant
  • Stanisław Lem, Return from the Stars, trans. Barbara Marszal & Frank Simpson

Films

  • Tread, directed by Paul Solet
  • The Baron of Arizona, dir. Samuel Fuller

august 16–31, 2020

Books

  • James Sallis, Moth
  • Agustina Bazterrica, Tender is the Flesh, translated by Sarah Moses
  • Alice Oswald, Woods Etc.
  • Michael Glover, John Ruskin: An Idiosyncratic Dictionary Encompassing His Passions, His Delusions & His Prophecies
  • Kathryn Hummel, Lamentville
  • Alvin Pang, What Gives Us Our Names
  • Joshua Ip & Martin Villanueva, editors, 11 × 9: Co-Authored Poetry from the Philippines and Singapore
  • Annaliza Bakri, ed., Sikit-Sikit Lama-Lama Jadi Bukit: An Anthology
  • Stephanie Anderson, In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments
  • Renee Gladman, Houses of Ravicka
  • Jean Echenoz, We Three, trans. Jesse Anderson
  • Jean Echenoz, Special Envoy, trans. Sam Taylor
  • Cyril Wong, Animal Season
  • Ng Yi-Sheng, Black Waters, Pink Sands
  • Jean Echenoz, Piano, trans. Mark Polizzotti
  • Patrick Modiano, Suspended Sentences, trans. Mark Polizzotti
  • Alice Oswald, The Thing in the Gap Stone Stile

Films

  • Radioactive, directed by Marjane Satrapi
  • Tesla, dir. Michael Almereyda
  • Sicilia!, dir. Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub

august 1–15, 2020

Books

  • Volker Kutscher, Babylon Berlin, translated by Niall Sellar
  • Volker Kutscher, The Silent Death, trans. Niall Sellar
  • James Sallis, The Long-Legged Fly
  • The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, trans. Pritham K. Chakravarthy

Films

  • Planet of the Apes, directed by Tim Burton
  • Batman, dir. Tim Burton
  • Stan & Ollie, dir. Jon S. Baird
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always, dir. Eliza Hittman
  • The Proposal, dir. Jill Magid