Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

The new semester begins on Monday. Over the past few months I have received desk copies of the following books for my courses (note that not all of the books I will be teaching are represented here). For Written Communication II: Darms, Lisa, ed. The Riot Grrrl Collection. New York: Feminist Press, 2013. Heti, Sheila,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Birthday Edition

My birthday is this week and I have already received several books as gifts. There is no gift better! Brady, Frank. Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall–from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness. New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2012. I am a recovering chess addict who has always been fascinated by Bobby Fischer,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Birthday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

It has been a good summer for book collecting, as the number of volumes on my “to read” shelf now is much larger than it was at the beginning of the summer. My latest batch comes mostly from a recent visit to the Strand, but I also received Lankevich’s and Lepore’s books as gifts fromContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn. 1968. New York: HarperPerennial, 1999. Palahniuk, Chuck. Survivor. 1999. New York: Norton, 2010. After my post yesterday about needing to support local businesses I decided to stop by the Central Book Exchange on my walk home from the office. I purchased two books that I have been meaningContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters Remix

Chuck Palahniuk‚Äôs Invisible Monsters Remix is a fantastic printed object that deserves space in the canon of American postmodern fiction. It is the 1999 version of Invisible Monsters in its original intended form, which asks the reader to jump back and forth throughout the volume, kind of like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book from the 1980s. ForContinue reading “Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters Remix”

Books Acquired Recently

Palahniuk, Chuck. Invisible Monsters Remix. New York: Norton, 2012. I am teaching the first edition (1999) of this novel in my Introduction to Literature course this coming semester, which gave me an excuse to buy the Remix (it is essential research!), a version of the novel in its original form along with commentary by Palahniuk.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Acker, Kathy. Pussy, King of the Pirates. New York: Grove, 1996. I really enjoy Acker’s work because of its combination of postmodern form and explicit sexuality. I was wanting to read more of her fiction this summer and saw that Hume’s book has a section on Pussy, King of the Pirates, so I decided toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”