Reading 2010

January February March

Lee Miller: A Life, Carolyn Burke

Frost, Thomas Bernhard

The Hidden Order of Art, Ezeneberg

Gogol, V Nabokov

Mistress of Modernism: Peggy Guggenheim, Mary Dearborn (biog)

The Act of Creation, Arthur Koestler **

The Mixquihuala Letters, Ana Castillo

Naomi, Junichiro Tanizaki

The Info Mesa: Science Business and New Age Alchemy

on the Santa Fe Plateau,  Ed Regis

Eating Pavlova, D.H.White

Tzili, Aharon Appefeld

Hiroshimma Bugi, Gerald Vizenor

Mankind and Mother Earth, Arnold Toynbee **

Henry Miller, by Brassai

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, Jan Morris

The Mind Map Book, Tony Buzan

Water & Growth in the Santa Fe Area, 1995 Thaw Foundation Report

Two Tales (Bethrothed,; Edo & Enam) S.Y.Agnon (Palestine 1900s/publ 1943;1950)

Bluebeard’s Castle: Secret Life of Thomas Mann, Michael Maar

The Myth of Santa Fe, Chris Wilson

Dance of Life: the Other Dimension of Time, Edward T. Hall

The Marshal Makes His Report, Magdalen Nabb (mystery Italy)

Look for Me, Edeet Ravel (Israel, contemp)

The Hidden Dimension, Edward T. Hall (anthropology, space)

Constance Ring, Amalie Skrag (Norway, 1880s)

The Flanders Panel, Arturo Perez-Reverte

Telegrams of the Soul, Peter Altenberg

A Season in Mecca, Abdellah Hammoudi

A Crack in the Earth, Haim Watzman (Sinai Rift Valley archaeology & history)

The Assistant, Robert Walser (Swiss, 1908)

Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse Political Idealist, Lois Gordon *

Ice, Vladimir Sorokin

Sand Rivers, Peter Mathiessen

The Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich

Thinking in Pictures,Temple Grandin (rr)

The Celts, Gerhard Herm

Tongues of the Monte, Frank Dobie

The Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori

Honeymoon to Nowhere, Akimitsu Takagi

Eating the I, William Patrick Patterson

April May June

The Art of Emily Carr, Doris Shadbolt

Dark Spring Unica Zurn (rr)

Frame Analysis, Erving Goffman ***

Venice: Paradise of Cities, John Julius Norwich

Lives of the Muses, Francine Prose

The Jacoubian Building, Alaa Al Aswany (novel, Egypt)

K, Roberto Calasso (on Kafka)

Materials of Poetry: Sketches for a Philosophical Poetics, Gerald L. Bruns *

Man of Jasmine Unica Zurn (rr)

The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague,  Yudl Rosenberg

(1905), trans. Curt Leviant

The Holographic Paradign, Ken Wilber et al

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser

The Flaneur: Paradoxes of Paris, Edmond White

Self-Analysis, Karen Horney *

Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander (Argentina)

Gurdjieff: A Very Great, Enigma, J.G. Bennett *

The Open Door, Latifa al Zayyat (Egypt, early 20th C)

Woven By the Grandmothers: 19th Century Navajo Textiles...**

The Name and the Named, Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti

On Love; Psychological Exercises & Aphorisms, A. R. Orage

People of Chaco: A Canyon & its Culture, Kendrick Frazier *

Among the Dervishes, O.M. Burke *

Confidence Africaine, Roger Martin du Gard (trans Austryn Wainhouse)

The Yogi & the Commissar, Arthur Koestler (essays)

On Women Turning Fifty, Rountree

House of the Sleeping Beauties, Kawabata Yasunari (Japan)

The Sickness That Is Man, Ferdinando Camon (Italian, novel)

New Ways in Psychoanalysis, Karen Horney

The House of Others, Silvio D’Arzo ** (Italian, novellas)

Misia: The Life of Misia Sert, Arthur Gold, Rbt Fizdale.

The Way We Are, Margaret Visser

The Secret House, David Bodanis

The Center of the Cyclone, John Lilly

Being Geniuses Together, Robert McAlmon & Kay Boyle

Forbidden Colors, Yukio Mishima

Nocturne & Five Tales of Love & Death, Gabriele D’Annunzio

Origins of Intelligence in the Child, Jean Piaget

Rene Leys, Victor Segalen (French Indo-China)

My Dark Places, James Ellroy

The End of Patriarchy, Claudio Naranjo

Nature Morte, Constance Mallinson painting catalogue

Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda (S. Africa)*

No Longer Human, Osamu Dazai

Upside Down, Eduardo Galeano

Child Development, Laura E. Berk (text for class)

The Tragedy of Childhood, Alberto Savinio

The Island (& Other Tales) Gustaw Herling *

Women Making It, Ruth Halcomb


The Noise of Time, Osip Mandelstam  *

The Burning of Nyal, Henry Treece

The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori *

One Step Behind, Henning Mankell

The First Decadent: Life of J.K. Huysmans, Jame Laver (1955)

Silk Roads the Asian Adventures of Andre & Clara Malraux, Axel Madsen

The French Way, Ross Steele

Nomad’s Hotel, Cees Noteboom

Facets of Unity (Ideas of the Holy Enneagram) A.H.Almaas

A Mature Woman, Saiichi Maruya

Genet: Biography of Janet Flanner, Brenda Wineapple (rr)

The Other City, Michal Ajvaz *

Man of Ashes, Salomon Isacovici (autobiog. Holocaust survivor to Ecuador)

Hara, Man’s Vital Force, Karlfried Van Durkheim

Skin & Bones, Georges Hyvernaud (La peau et  les os/French WWII)

The Factory of Facts, Luc Sante

Aiding and Abetting, Muriel Spark

The Other Mexico/Critique of the Pyramid, Octavio Paz

The Healer, Aharon Applefeld (Austria, 1930s)

A Hundred Things Japanese

Psychology of Meditation, Naranjo & Ornstein

Quicksand, Emanuel Bove (France, Vichy period)

Islamic Mysticism, Ibn al-Rawandi (relig. history, analysis)*

Book of Salt, Monique Truong (Vietnam/Paris 1920s)

Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner (British, 1920s) *

Silence of the Wind, Luis Alfredo Garcia-Roza (Brazil)

Practical Qaballah, Charles Fielding

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing, Zora Neale Hurston (collected writings)

Great Cat Massacre & other events in cultural history of France, Robert Danton

The Great Bagarozi, Helmut Krausser (novel, Germany)

The Broken Cord, Michael Dorris

La Bella Figura, Beppe Severgnini (rr)

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, ”Carolyn Keene”

The Fifth Estate, Ferdinando Camon **

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: an Iconic Journey from India to China (art)

Knowledge of Hell, Antonio Lobo Antunes (Portugal)

20th Century Mystics & Sages, Anne Bancroft *

Far Cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark

Freud & His Followers, Paul Roazan

Domestic Animals: Neo-Primitive Style, Andrea Branzi

October November December

Recits D’Aujourd’hui (French writers of 20th century)

The Inner Work, Reshad Feild (ongoing, with group)

The Third Translation, Matt Bondurant

Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of of NIMH, Robert C. O’Brien *

A Hungarian Romance, Agnes Hankiss

The Art of Ancient Mexico, Paul Westheimer

The Day of Creation, J.G. Ballard

Beat Thing, David Meltzer

Algerian White, Assia Djebar

Cemetery of Chua Village, Doan Le (Korea, stories) *

Hash, Torgny Lindgren (Swedish novel)

At the Bottom of the River, Jamaica Kincaid (stories)

Connected Discourses of the Buddha (ongoing, wth study group)

The Unexamined Wife, Sheril Jaffe

Octopus & the Oranguatan, Eugene Linden

Open to the Unknown: Dialogues in Delphi,  Jean Klein  **

Sweet Land Stories, E.L. Doctorow

The Praise Singer, Mary Renault *

Women Travellers (Virago Book of) ed. Mary Morris *

Junglee Girl, Ginu Kamani

Jack Armstrong in Tangier, William Eastlake

Balancing the Mind, Wallace *

A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park (juvenile reader/12th century Korea, ceramics)

Autobiographical Writings, Herman Hesse

Thunder at Twilight Vienna 1913-1914, Frederic Morton *

The Long Voyage, Jorge Semprun ***

The End –Hamburg 1943 Hans Erich Nossack (trans. Joel Agee)

Spain 1936-39 Jose Sandoval & Manuel Azcarate

Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt (rr)

Baghdad Sketches, Freya Stark (rr) *

The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Sharp

Cinema Eden, Juan Goytisolo (Travels in Muslim Mediterranean)