Dec. 2018 reading

Alice Mattison, The Kite and the String

Nikki Wallschlaeger, Crawlspace

Gary Peters, Improvising Improvisation

Joy Williams, The Visiting Privilege 

Gordon Graham, The Case Against the Democratic State

Fred Hersch with David Hadju, Good Things Happen Slowly

Amy C. Beal, Carla Bley

Jeffrey Melnick, A Right To Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song

Renee Gladman, Calamities

Ira Gershwin, Lyrics on Several Occasions

Jacques Barzun, On Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Gerald Bordman, Days to Be Happy, Years to Be Sad: The Life and Music of Vincent Youmans

Thomas Bernhardt, Prose

Stanley Fish, Save The World On Your Own Time

Fernando Tola and Carmen Dragonetti, On Voidness: A Study on Buddhist Nihilism

Wayne Kostenbaum, Camp Marmalade

Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff, The Modern Researcher (5th ed.)

Jack Sullivan, New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European Music

Nov. 2018 reading

Donald Barthelme, The Teachings of Don B.

Stephen King, On Writing

Robin James, Resistance and Melancholy

Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss

Tara Bergin, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx

Cathy Eisenhower, Distance Decay

James Meetze, Phantom Hour

D.A. Powell, Chronic

Eric Hobshawm, The Age of Extremes

Nikki Wallschlaeger, Houses

Dan Fox, Limbo

October 2018 reading

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

Rachel Cusk, In The Fold

Massimo Carlotto, The Fugitive

Jon Finson, The Voices That Are Gone: Themes in 19th-Century American Popular Song

Jonathan Lethem, The Feral Detective

Leroi Jones, Blues People

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Rachel Cusk, The Bradshaw Variations

Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing

Charity Scribner, Requiem for Communism

Joan Murray, Drafts, Fragments, and Poems

Jacques Barzun, Simple and Direct

Michael P. Lynch, True to Life: Why Truth Matters

John Haskell, I Am Not Jackson Pollock

September 2018 reading

Laurence Bergreen, As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin

Sarah Weinman, The Real Lolita

Burton Peretti, The Creation of Jazz

Erika Staiti, The Undying Present

Noam Chomsky, What Kind of Creatures Are We?

John Ryan, The Production of Culture in the Music Industry: The ASCAP-BMI Controversy

Amy Newman, Dear Editor

August 18 reading

Sam Harris, Free Will

Jenny Xie, Eye Level

Ed Pavlic, Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners

Mark Golub, Is Racial Inequality Unconstitutional?

Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now

Sandra Jean Graham, Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Harry Mathews, The Solitary Twin

Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

C.B. Macpherson, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke

Sara Nicholson, The Living Animal

Isaac Goldberg, Ragtime to Swingtime, the Story of the House of Witmark