Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fall Reading

Fall... is loud in these parts. I have a tree in the back yard that bears a fruit/nut that looks a lot like a lime, but is, in fact, hard as a baseball. When it gets windy, at night and early morning, the nuts fall loudly, like mini nature bombs. It's actually very cool.

I am currently reading:
  • Banksy's Wall and Piece (cover art above), which is so brilliant. It's sort of a catalogue of graffitti and wall art, which includes images of the Apartheid Wall in Palestine.

  • Kafka, (re-reading).

  • Iris Murdoch's The Sea, Sea.

  • Hassan Daoud's The Year of the Revolutionary New Bread Making Machine, which I am hoping to translate.

  • Please feel free to share what's on your Fall list.


    Blogger C(h)ristine said...

    Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
    Villette by Charlotte Bronte
    Blind Willow Sleeping Woman by Murakami
    Teach Us to Overcome our Madness by Kenzaburo Oe

    1:06 AM  
    Anonymous Hayan Charara said...

    George Saunders (In Persuasion Nation)
    Aimee Bender (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt)
    A.M. Homes (Music for Torching)
    Richard Powers (Gain)
    Carole Maso (Ava)
    Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)
    Rikki Ducornet (Entering Fire)
    Andrew X Pham (Catfish and Mandala)
    Paul Auster (The Music of Chance)
    Louise Erdrich (Love Medicine)
    Don DeLillo (White Noise)
    Toni Morrison (Jazz)
    Philip Roth (American Pastoral)

    12:14 AM  
    Blogger femme feral said...

    I think that tree is probably a sweet gum.

    I'm reading poetry and books on web design.

    1:06 AM  
    Blogger Muhammad Aladdin said...

    ummmm...would "The Gospel According to Adam" by Muhammad Aladdin be on your list?

    6:02 AM  
    Blogger rockslinga said...

    sweet gum, eh?

    omg alaa i';m such an asshole. your noveldoesn't come upon my mac, so i have to go to the library and print it on a PC...and i will! soon! i promise!

    4:40 PM  
    Blogger Muhammad Aladdin said...

    it's okie, ya've been forgiven!
    (waiting to come here to give ya the real printed version)
    love ya

    11:33 PM  
    Blogger hebe said...

    ancient evenings norman mailer
    the levant trilogy olivia manning
    the genius of omar el akkad
    cloud atlas david mitchell
    love in the time of cholera gabriel garcia marquez

    this is my first comment on your blog!
    but i have been a fan for quite a while

    6:16 PM  
    Blogger rockslinga said...

    hey Hebe...welcome!

    10:19 PM  
    Blogger Leila said...

    Selections from Alf Leileh wa Leileh (Haddawy translation)
    Some Ovid
    William Blake Marriage of Heaven and Hell
    Eros the Bittersweet (Anne Carson)
    Tropic of Cancer
    How to Make Love to a Negro (Dany LaFerriere, out of print, wild 80s response to Henry Miller)
    Duras' The Lover
    House of the Sleeping Beauties (Kawabata)
    Before Night Falls (Arenas)
    The Miller's Tale (Chaucer)

    All of these for Micheline Aharonian Marcom's fiction workshop with the theme "Eros, Ecstacy and the Gods"

    We are all writing wild shit in that class, inspired by the reading.

    2:15 AM  

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