This week we asked Entropy contributors to share what they’ve been reading lately.
Wendy Walker’s The Sea-Rabbit and William G Gray’s Outlook on Our Inner Western Way.
Genevieves by Henry Hoke.
Honor by Elif Shafak and No Name by Wilkie Collins.
Slow Days, Fast Company by Eve Babitz & Ariel Goldberg’s The Estrangement Principle.
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders.
Sarah Manguso’s 300 Arguments: so good that I keep throwing it across the room and going to pick it up again.
William Gibson’s Idoru, J.K Huysman’s Against Nature, Mel Gordon’s Voluptuous Panic, the Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle and I can’t stop staying up all night reading!
Just finished Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman, currently on Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel Delaney and Magic for Unlucky Girls by A.A. Balaskovits.
Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrique.
The Impossible Fairy Tale by Han Yujoo, Inherit by Ginger Ko, and Recitation by Bae Suah.
The South Asian American Issue of Chicago Quarterly Review.
The Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei and The Mad and The Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette.
Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon, Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997, eds. Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian, and Kazim Ali’s Bright Felon.
Blind Spot by Harold Abramowitz, The Cuban Reader, and the manuscript of a friend.
A Woman Alone, by Amy Lawless, Selected Poems, by Shu Ting, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, by Bill Schutt, This Time We Are Both, by Clark Coolidge.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Hunger Makes Me Hungry by Carrie Brownstein.
Goddess Mode from Cool Skull Press and Kubrick Red by Simon Roy.
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, Roxanne Gay’s Difficult Women, Sarah Orne Jewett’s The Country of the Pointed Firs.
James McMichael’s The World At Large (poetry) and Janet Sarbanes’ The Protestor Has Been Released (stories).
A bunch of books that are sort of “lyric” in aphroism or collectanea or other form: Lacunae by Daniel Nadler, Other People by David Shields, 300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso, Rules for Others to Live By, Richard Greenberg, Itch by Steven Seidelberg. And lots of art books if that qualifies; books on Doris Salcedo, Cildo Meireles, Jorge Pardo.
Dennis James Sweeney
I just finished Barthelme’s 40 Stories, am just starting Sebald’s Austerlitz, am at the very beginning of a long journey into the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and am still working through my amazing book haul from AWP–including Way Elsewhere by Julie Trimingham (The Lettered Streets Press), Craters by Kenji C. Liu (Goodmorning Menagerie), and Beastlife by L’Lyn Chapman (Calamari Archive). These are good reading months and I am beyond grateful.
I just started A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, which my mom got me for my birthday.