A New York City writer's thoughts on the books he reads.
'Presence: Collected Stories' by Arthur Miller
Of course I’d been familiar with Arthur Miller’s plays for years, as well as his brilliant novel ‘Focus’ (which I’m sure will...
'Mr. Kafka and Other Tales in The Time of The Cult' by Bohumil Hrabal
My first foray into the fictional world of Czech author Bohumil Hrabal. A contemporary of fellow Czech author Milan Kundera, ...
'Piano Stories' by Felisberto Hernandez
A writer from Uruguay who had more influence on later major writers (Julio Cortazar, Italo Calvino, and Gabriel Garcia Marque...
'Down The Rabbit Hole' by Juan Pablo Villalobos
Tochtli is the son of a Mexican drug lord living in a mansion in rural Mexico. To the young Tochtli, it is not a mansion but ...
'The Last Interview and Other Conversations' by Roberto Bolaño
A collection of interviews with the celebrated Latin American author. For fans of Bolaño’s work, it is a must read, not on...
'Colonel Lagrimas' by Carlos Fonseca
Loosely based on the life of mathematician Alexander Grothendieck, Carlos Fonesca weaves a Bolaño/Borges/Calvino-esque tale w...
'33 Revolutions' by Canek Sanchez Guevara
A very short novel, in 33 chapters, written by the grandson of Che Guevara, who tragically died at the age of 40. This is a h...
'The Oblivion Seekers' by Isabelle Eberhardt
The life of Isabelle Eberhardt is one to delve into. The illegitimate daughter of a Russian nihilist who dressed her as a man...
'Caterva' by Juan Filloy
How this Argentine writer escaped the English speaking world for so long is a mystery to me. ‘Caterva’ (meaning ‘Horde’ or Ra...
'Save Twilight' by Julio Cortazar
This is a second edition of an older publication. The first edition came out a number of years ago via City Lights. The older...
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