I acquire books the way some go for shoes: I see something I want and simply must have it.
Before going shopping on Saturday I asked the Twitterverse to recommend poets I should read, and I received some good suggestions: Anne Sexton from @la_panique, Louis Untermeyer from @szul, Robinson Jeffers from @davidbmetcalfe (thanks guys!) and I added a few more to my list – almost none of which I managed to find.
Even so, I did not come home empty handed, as you can see from the stack pictured left. This is what I picked up:
- The Flowers of Evil: English and French Edition, by Charles Baudelaire
- Tulips and Chimneys, by E.E. Cummings
- Spirit Engine, by John Donlan
- The Cocktail Party, by T.S. Eliot
- Handwriting: Poems, by Michael Ondaatje
- Selected Poems, by Ezra Pound, edited with an introduction by T.S. Eliot
- Asphodel, by Michael Redhill
- Selected Poems, by Paul Verlaine
- Yellow Dog, by Martin Amis
- The Final Solution: A Story of Detection , by Michael Chabon
- The Magician, by W. Somerset Maugham
- Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Surprisingly, no non-fiction this time!
I’ve updated LibraryThing, and included links for anyone who wants to check out any of these books.
My Books Read in 2010 list has also been updated with what I’ve been reading lately. At the time of writing I’m up to 86.
What’s everyone else reading these days? I’m always open to suggestion.