Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kyle Minor, On Reading

"Reading is my primary pleasure. Here is a list of books stacked on my desk this morning:

Elegy for the Southern Drawl, Rodney Jones
The Colony, Jillian Weise
The Shining, Stephen King
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, Nathan Englander
American Salvage, Bonnie Jo Campbell
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera
Collected Novellas, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
All Aunt Hagar's Children, Edward P. Jones
The Rector of Justin, Louis Auchincloss
Miracle Boy and Other Stories, Pinckney Benedict
The Stories of John Cheever
Jesus' Son
, Denis Johnson
Witz, Joshua Cohen
Correction, Thomas Bernhard
American Rendering, Andrew Hudgins
Sabbath's Theater, Philip Roth
Quotidiana, Patrick Madden
Stoner, John Williams
Extra Lives, Tom Bissell
The Oxford Book of Letters, ed. Frank Kermode
The Pugilist at Rest, Thom Jones
Blow-Up and Other Stories, Julio Cortazar
The Union Jack, Imre Kertesz
Hue and Cry, James Alan McPherson
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

Wet Places at Noon, Lee K. Abbott
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace
India after Gandhi, R. Guha
Hard Times, Studs Terkel
In the Gloaming, Alice Elliott Dark
Open Secrets, Alice Munro
The Departure Lounge, Paul Eggers
With the Beatles, Lewis Lapham
The Best European Fiction 2010 (Dalkey)
A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze/Guattari
Pank No. 4

My desk is badly in need of straightening-up."

Kyle Minor is the author of In the Devil's Territory, a collection of stories and novellas. Recent work appears in Best American Mystery Stories, The Southern Review, and Fiftytwostories.com. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website here for more information.}

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