01 October, 2006

...and books to read

- Ariel Levy's Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the rise of raunch culture
- Grossman's Life and Fate
- Peter Weiss's The aesthetics of resistance (might try this in German since the English translation appears to be very small print on very large pages. Also, I should probably attempt either this or Life and Fate, and not both.)
- Peter Linebaugh's The London hanged, on recommendation from my friend S. A history of those hanged at Tyburn and the phenomenon of public executions.
- Martin Walker's The Cold War (still not getting very far with this, despite it seeming quite readable.)
- Joe Sacco's Notes from a defeatist (graphical reportage)
- Christa Wolf's Musterkindheit and Medea
- Christopher Booker's massive The seven basic plots: why we tell stories, about the history and reasons for human storytelling.

3 comments:

Phil Marsden said...

The better Joe Saccos are Safe Area Gorazde and The Fixer. But you may have read those already.

woodscolt said...

I haven't, only the one about the Occupied Territories; I'll look out for those in the library.

phil marsden said...

I left my copies in Sarajevo, where they were much appreciated - they're not on sale there.