You Are What Your Read - Part 3
This is the view to the left at the doorway of
the bedroom. The entire wall behind the bed is lined with book shelves.
In the following, there are close-up photographs of the individual
shelves. However, I was unable to take photographs of the highest shelf,
because I was wobbling when I stood on the bed. Anyway, on that row are
books such as most of Doris Lessing, Virginia WOolf, Franz Kafka, Roland
Barthes, Italo Calvino, Marcel Proust, David Lodge, Malcolm Bradbury, etc.
Globalization, television, advertising, media
More on globalization, television,
Julia Kristeva, T.W. Adorno on music, tropical
World music: salsa, merengue, rumba, tejano,
(and these are the sources for articles such as Regional
Music of Mexico), Schubert, Mahler, Wagner, ...
Data mining, internet psychology, cyberculture,
information ecologies, ...
James Joyce, Shakespeare's sonnets, Donna J.
Haraway, Pierre Bourdieu, Edward Said, Germaine Greer,
Marguerite Duras, Natalia Ginzburg
Susan Sontag, Clarice Lispector, W.G. Sebald
Nadezhda Mandelstam, Ingeborg Bachman, Milan
Kundera, many Eastern European writers
Social dynamics, social network analysis,
diffusion of innovations, ...
Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous, Catherine
Clément, Vivian Gornick, ...
Jacques Derrida, Deconstructionism,
Jacques Lacan, Janet Malcolm, ...
By this time, you must wonder: Not a single
Chinese-language book! The narrow shelf at the far end next of the window
has some Chinese books. These martial arts novels come from the same
author, Wen Rui'an.
Why do I like Wen Rui'an? Because he had a bitterness that came from real-life experience. During the period of White Terror in Taiwan, he was arrested and jailed when a good friend informed the authorities that he was forming a social organization. That bitterness would come through in a novel in which the most heroic figure in the book was castrated by the bad guys in the opening scene of the book. You know, good people don't always get the good ends ...
To the right of the doorway of the bedroom is a
dresser with a television set and more Latin America-themed books on top.
Up close ...
To the right of the television set are more
Up close ...
More Latin American books are squeezed in under
the window between the dresser and the radiator.
Actually, between the doorway and the closet,
there is one foot of space and another slim shelf of Latin American books was
slotted in there. Yes, there has to be some room for Popul Vuh ...
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