Thursday, June 23, 2005

As per Matos’s invitation:

1) Total number of books I’ve owned
Oh jeez, enough that the piles grow and bend as much as my plants. In the neighborhood of 500, I guess.

2) The last book I bought
Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse. Won’t claim to know Barthes much beyond secondary sources, but this one is a valiant attempt to take stock of “the ‘language’ of ‘love’” without expecting it to be tidy and without quotation marks.

3) The last book I read
For work, Paul Morley’s Words And Music, which practically hummed every time I opened it, and Salvador Plascencia’s The People Of Paper, a strange novel that evokes the flavor of limes with eerie ease.

4) Five books that mean a lot to me (in no particular order)
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
Steven Johnson, Emergence: The Connected Lives Of Ants, Brains, Cities, And Software
Donald Barthelme, 60 Stories
Simon Reynolds, Generation Ecstasy / Robert Palmer, Deep Blues

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