Thursday, March 13, 2008

Photos of Some of My Books

Imani mentioned there was a call for pictures of readers' NYRB books. I thought I just join in the fun.

I desperately need to invest in a proper camera, but until then, here is a preview of the NYRB Classics in my possession:

[Click on picture to enlarge -- but be warned: camera resolution is bad]

I might not have cutesy poppets, but I have Care Bear Babies! Hugs and Tugs! Everybody go "Awwwww....!"

List of NYRB behind Hugs and Tugs (from the top):

  1. A Time To Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  2. Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
  3. The Pure and the Impure by Colette
  4. Sunflower by Gyula Krúdy
  5. Seduction and Betrayal by Elizabeth Hardwick
  6. Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig
  7. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  8. Ice by Vladimir Sorokin

My personal collection of NYRB Classics is still modest, but trust me -- it will grow. I've simply been restricting the number of books I buy each month.

The forthcoming titles also look interesting. Some of the titles I have my eyes on:

  1. Belchamber by Howard Sturgis
  2. Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson
  3. Victorine by Maude Hutchins
  4. My Fantoms by Théophile Gautier
  5. Paperback of Grief Lessons -- 4 Euripides plays translated and with introductory essays by Anne Carson


Anonymous said...

Loving the Care Bear babies!

darkorpheus said...

Rhinoa Hugs and Tugs are so cute, aren't they? They're my favourite among all my Care Bears.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shot. It's totally going in our blog photo album, if I can get around to starting one!

LK said...

Great photo...I just started the Colette book myself. It is very interesting...

Anonymous said...

I've got A Time to Keep Silence in my bag now, thanks for the mention.

Love your Care Bears. :)

Anonymous said...

Oooo la laa, me likey, especially all that Hardwick...and the Care Bears, of course! I'm not sure if I can pick a favourite (or if I ever had one) but I did enjoy all the episodes with the Care Bear cousins. I thought they spiced things up a bit.

darkorpheus said...

Sara Er -- I'm afraid the books were sidelined by the Care Bear Babies. ;p

LK Oh, The Pure and the Impure was one of the first Colette I've read. I love her observations and how she gets into the layers of our complicated desires.

Matt Hope you like it. Patrick Leigh Fermor's perspective is always that of an outsider looking in, trying to make sense of something sacred and profound.

Hug and Tugs say "Thank you!" :)

Imani I'm hoping to get to Hardwick's Seduction and Betrayal soon. Wish me luck, though I'll probably have a few weeks of reading time coming up soon.

On Care Bears: I'm more a purist here -- I prefer the bears themselves. But I like Cozy Heart Penguin among the cousins.