6 Responses to Books I read 2002 – 2011

  1. erik January 14, 2012 at 15:52 #

    My list 2011

    The man who loved children – Christina
    Stead
    Proust in love – William Carter
    Some prefer nettles – Tanizaki
    Eline Vere – Louis Couperus
    Duizend kraanvogels – Kawabata
    Reena Spaulings – Bernadette Corporation
    Salvation army – Abdellah Taia
    Book of Scotlands – Momus
    Diary of an innocent – Tony Duvert
    Dr. Jekyll and mr. Hyde – Stevenson
    Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
    The great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Labor problems in West Africa – Roper
    The beggar’s opera – John Gay
    A Russian schoolboy – Aksakov
    The Fall – Albert Camus
    The voyages of Sinbad
    Two adolescents – Alberto Moravia
    Confessions of an English opium eater – De Quincey
    The bafut beagles – Gerald Durrell
    Two Spanish picaresque novels
    Psychogeography – Coverly
    Blood and oil in the Orient – Essad Bey
    Boys and sex – Wardell Pomeroy
    Alone desperate and going nowhere – Paul Haworth
    Floral art from Japan (Japan tourist bureau)
    Les Enfants terribles – Jean Cocteau

  2. Karl January 15, 2012 at 00:52 #

    Interesting list, though I have only read two of its books (Mann and Kawabata). So… how was Boys and sex? 😉

  3. aljoshka January 21, 2012 at 03:56 #

    I read Maskerad last summer and I really liked it. I was expecting to see it mentioned on one of your blogs or in Destroyer, but I can’t remember that it was.

    Les Enfants terribles is another one I really like. Even the Melville film is brilliant, despite it having the roles of Paul and Elisabeth played by 30-year-olds.

  4. Karl January 21, 2012 at 04:00 #

    It was a mere coincident that I read Maskerad – a friend at Stoopendaal’s publishing house gave it to me cause he thought I’d like it. And I did. 🙂

  5. erik January 29, 2012 at 10:46 #

    Boys and sex was written by a colleage of Dr. Kinlsey, as is basicaally a sexual education manual written for teenage boys, topics include homosexuality and masturbation, and petting. The emphasis is much on to look at sexuality as something normal and guilt-free (but not free from society, sex is not outside society).

  6. erik January 29, 2012 at 10:49 #

    recommendations from my list would include Duvert (!), Les enfants terribles, and Agostino (one of the two adolescwents 😉 by Alberto Moravia. Suprised you have not yet come across them.

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