Further Reading: Bolaño’s Library

Moby Lives, the blog of Melville House Publishing who published The Last Interview & Other Conversations, ran a 2-week series called “What Bolaño Read”. It is a very useful introduction to the reading habits of a man with an insatiable appetite for literature.
Below are some of his favourites:

  • Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  • The complete works of Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  • The Invention of Morel – Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • Nadja – André Breton
  • Philosophical Dictionary – Voltaire
  • The Waste Books – Georg Christoph Lichtenber
  • The Temple of Iconoclasts – Juan Rodolfo Wilcock
  • Imaginary Lives – Marcel Schwob
  • The Burning Plain – Juan Rulfo
  • Pedro Páramo – Juan Rulfo
  • Bartleby & Co. – Enrique Vila-Matas
  • Montano’s Malady – Enrique Vila-Matas
  • Your Face Tomorrow (Series) – Javier Marías
  • The Speed of Light – Javier Cercas
  • The Soldiers of Salamis – Javier Cercas
  • Complete Works & Other Stories – Augusto Monterroso
  • Antipoems: How to Look Better & Feel Great – Nicanor Parra
  • Hopscotch – Julio Cortázar
  • A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  • Ubu Roi – Alfred Jarry
  • Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  • The Castle and The Trial – Franz Kafka
  • The Tractatus – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • The Satyricon – Petronius
  • Pensées – Blaise Pascal

Read more….

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