Saturday, December 13, 2008

the year's reads: selected & notable

So Bob Archambeau's beaten me to the punch, for what it's worth, with a list of things he's read this year; & it's a long one & an impressive one. I'll confine my own to things, like last year, that really struck me or stuck with me:
Atmosphere Conditions Ed Roberson
The Church – The School – The Beer chris cheek
Watchword William Fuller
The Tenor on Horseback Christopher Middleton
Slowly Lyn Hejinian
The Outernationale Peter Gizzi
Next Life Rae Armantrout 
AAB Tyrone Williams
Platform Rodrigo Toscano
Music’s Mask and Measure Jay Wright
Not Everything Remotely: Selected Poems 1978-2005 Alan Halsey
Sick Heart River John Buchan
The Captive Marcel Proust
King Rat China MiƩville
Hegel: A Biography Terry Pinkard
Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage Richard Holmes 
Ezra Pound: Poet, A Portrait of the Man and His Work: Volume I, The Young Genius 1885-1920 A. David Moody
Samuel Beckett: The Last Modernist Anthony Cronin
Criticism, Philosophy, et cetera
The Field of Cultural Production Pierre Bourdieu
Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Archive Fever Jacques Derrida
George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism Peter Nicholls
The History of the Modern Taste in Gardening Horace Walpole


Anonymous said...

YOU read all these/those books? in ONE YEAR!

you must be well educated and/or
extremely 'smart'

what was the sentence half way down page 72 of that Derrida book?

why not start 2009 with Being an Event I just got beyond Badio's 2 page preface and have been on page 1 & 2 of his introduction for 12 days (now)..


Mark Scroggins said...

Oh and many more. If I retained anything, I'd be "smart." And a good education was I fear wasted on me.

If I could find the Derrida book I'd quote it.

Still working thru the translator's introduction to Badiou's Metapolitics, resisting the temptation to mark every other sentence as "is this a bad joke?"