I’ve been on a crazy literary kick and I thought I’d share my findings, including some INCREDIBLE books (and links, author blogs, literary websites and magazines/journals).
For starters, I want these books (many of which were found at Ampersand Books and Brain Pickings):
Letters of Note –Shaun Usher (and his awesome Letters of Note blog)
A Writer’s Diary–Fyodor Dostoyevsky
As Consciousness is Harnassed to Flesh: journals and notebooks (Susan Sontag)
The Meaning of Human Existence (BOUGHT IT!) by Edward O. Wilson
–and here’s a review by the Washington Post
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace (Anne Lamott) —BOUGHT IT!
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeanette Winterson
Dataclysm: Who We Are (when we think no one is looking) by Christian Rudder —BOUGHT IT!
The Life of the Mind by Hannah Arendt
Changing My Mind: Occassional essays by Zadie Smith
(poetry) Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck —OWN IT
****The Muse of Abandonment: Origin, Identity, Mastery in Five American Poets by Lee Upton (…bought it)
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit —BOUGHT IT!
Henry Miller on Writing
Sex, or the Unbearable by Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman
I want this one: Blacken Me Blacken Me, Growled by Cassandra Troyan (which I saw over at PANK)
(poetry/Ampersand): For the Woman Alone (at Ampersand Books) by Ashley Inguanta
(fiction/Ampersand) We Take Me Apart –Molly Gaudry (and I believe there is a sequel coming out)
Now, other cool literary/poetic places I like–and most of them have podcasts, links, reviews, music, and more:
How a Poem Happens (one of my favorite places)
Identity Theory–has everything
Tin House Workshop Podcasts (with a special podcast there by Ann Hood on 10 steps to an essay)
Bookslut –books, interviews, posts, good stuff
Largehearted Boy–music, books, lots of great shit (and downloads)
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