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May 29, 2010

Rise's reading diary, 2010


The rap sheet.

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JANUARY

1. Ghosts by César Aira, tr. Chris Andrews

2. Better by Atul Gawande

3. Pinball, 1973 by Murakami Haruki, tr. Alfred Birnbaum

4. A Wild Sheep Chase by Murakami Haruki, tr. Alfred Birnbaum

5. Loving Sabotage by Amélie Nothomb, tr. Andrew Wilson

6. Mon by Natsume Sōseki, tr. Francis Mathy

7. Seven Nights by Jorge Luis Borges, tr. Eliot Weinberger

FEBRUARY

8. 69 by Murakami Ryū, tr. Ralph F. McCarthy

9. City Gates by Elias Khoury, tr. Paula Haydar

10. Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview by Mónica Maristain, tr. Sybil Perez

11. War by Candlelight by Daniel Alarcón

12. The Wild Geese by Mori Ōgai, tr. Kingo Ochiai and Sanford Goldstein

13. The Engagement by Georges Simenon, tr. Anna Moschovakis

14. Homage to the Lame Wolf by Vasko Popa, tr. Charles Simic

MARCH

15. The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo

16. If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents by Gregory Rabassa

17. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Murakami Haruki, tr. Alfred Birnbaum

18. Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño, tr. Chris Andrews -- reread

APRIL

19. Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes, tr. Richard Howard

20. Piercing by Murakami Ryū, tr. Ralph McCarthy

21. Paris Trance by Geoff Dyer

22. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira, tr. Chris Andrews

23. Your Face Tomorrow 1: Fever and Spear by Javier Marías, tr. Margaret Jull Costa

MAY

24. Two Novels: J ; Seventeen by Ōe Kenzaburo, tr. Luk Van Haute

25. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald, tr. Michael Hulse -- reread

26. Maigret and the Madwoman by Georges Simenon, tr. Eileen Ellenbogen

27. The Mirror of Ink by Jorge Luis Borges, tr. Andrew Hurley

28. The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr

29. Poem Strip by Dino Buzzati, tr. Marina Harss

30. Therefore Repent! by Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam

31. The Burning Plain and Other Stories by Juan Rulfo, tr. George D. Schade

32. Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges, tr. Mildred Boyer and Harold Morland

33. Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño, tr. Chris Andrews

34. The Stream of Life by Clarice Lispector, tr. Elizabeth Lowe and Earl Fitz

JUNE

35. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Naishapur by Edward FitzGerald

36. The Double Helix by James D. Watson

37. The Art of Fiction by David Lodge

38. Yes by Thomas Bernhard, tr. Ewald Osers

JULY

39. A Universal History of Infamy by Jorge Luis Borges, tr. Norman Thomas di Giovanni

40. Some Prefer Nettles by Tanizaki Junichirō, tr. Edward G. Seidensticker

41. Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

42. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

43. Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, tr. Anne McLean

44. Norwegian Wood I by Murakami Haruki, tr. Alfred Birnbaum

45. Death in Midsummer by Mishima Yukio, tr. Edward G. Seidensticker, Ivan Morris, Donald Keene, and Geoffrey W. Sargent

AUGUST

46. On the Natural History of Destruction by W. G. Sebald, tr. Anthea Bell -- reread

47. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by João Guimarães Rosa, tr. James L. Taylor and Harriet de Onís -- reread

48. Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman -- reread

49. Numb by Sean Ferrell

50. Grass on the Wayside by Natsume Sōseki, tr. Edwin McClellan

SEPTEMBER

51. Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico by Javier Marías, tr. Esther Allen

52. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, tr. W. S. Merwin

53. Norwegian Wood II by Murakami Haruki, tr. Alfred Birnbaum

54. The Speed of Light by Javier Cercas, tr. Anne McLean

55. The Makioka Sisters by Tanizaki Junichirō, tr. Edward G. Seidensticker

56. Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño, tr. Natasha Wimmer

OCTOBER

57. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

58. The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

59. The Literary Conference by César Aira, tr. Katherine Silver

60. How I Became a Nun by César Aira, tr. Chris Andrews

61. Dance Dance Dance by Murakami Haruki, tr. Alfred Birnbaum

62. Poems of Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova, tr. Stanley Kunitz and Max Hayward

63. Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts by Wisława Szymborska, tr. Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire

64. The Jaguar by João Guimarães Rosa, tr. David Treece

65. The Fixer by Joe Sacco

66. The Hare by César Aira, tr. Nick Caistor

67. Managing Online Forums by Patrick O'Keefe

68. Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry, tr. Simon Watson Taylor

NOVEMBER

69. Your Face Tomorrow 2: Dance and Dream by Javier Marías, tr. Margaret Jull Costa

70. The Stalin Front by Gert Ledig, tr. Michael Hofmann

71. Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, tr. Margaret Sayers Peden

72. The Mystery Guest by Grégoire Bouillier, tr. Lorin Stein -- reread

73. The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolaño, tr. Chris Andrews

DECEMBER

74. Clandestine in Chile by Gabriel García Márquez, tr. Asa Zatz

75. The Trial by Franz Kafka, tr. Breon Mitchell

76. Patikim by Mark Angeles

77. Blow-Up and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar, tr. Paul Blackburn

78. Tres by Roberto Bolaño, tr. Erica Mena, unpublished translation

79. Cave and Shadows by Nick Joaquín

80. Mondo Marcos: Mga Panulat sa Batas Militar at ng Marcos Babies, ed. Frank Cimatu and Rolando B. Tolentino

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