Books Acquired Recently

Hacker, Marilyn. Presentation Piece. New York: Viking, 1974. I was recently reading Samuel R. Delany’s book Occasional Views, Volume 2, which mentions this book of Hacker’s (they were married for a while). It contains some poems about some events he discusses in his memoir, The Motion of Light in Water, so I decided to buyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Occasional Views, Volume 2: “The Gamble” and Other Essays. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2021. This collection of essays is dated 2021 but just came out a week or so ago, presumably because of pandemic-related “supply chain issues.” As with Volume 1, it is a fascinating, valuable collection of hard-to-find or previouslyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Bellamy, Dodie. The TV Sutras. Brooklyn: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014. My newfound obsession with Bellamy continues! Nunez, Sigrid. What Are You Going Through. New York: Riverhead Books, 2020. Nunez is teaching at Hunter this semester and is giving a reading tomorrow night. I decided to buy her most recent novel in preparation for the reading.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Lydia Davis Edition

Davis, Lydia. Essays One. 2019. New York: Picador, 2020. —. Essays Two: On Proust, Translation, Foreign Languages, and the City of Arles. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. I love Davis’s Collected Stories, so when I saw it was possible to get free examination copies of these two books of essays at the virtualContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Lydia Davis Edition”

Writing Activity, January 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, January 2022”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition

Bellamy, Dodie. Bee Reaved. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2021. Bellamy’s latest book is the latest acquisition in my ongoing newfound obsession with her work. I was able to get a signed copy from the Strand. Tea, Michelle. The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America. 1998. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2007. I loveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition”