Friday, 8 August 2014

Summer 2014: salon reading assignments

The salon is shut for a month of reading. Shorter works have been assigned for everyone, including two short pieces about poetry that are meant to be read by all members. There are assignments for the lapsed, the self-banished, and the un-excluded, but this time there are none for those who are currently banned.

Everyone: “A Retrospect” and “A Few Don’ts” by Ezra Pound and Reflections on Vers Libre by TS Eliot

Atka Mip: The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino

belote: In Parenthesis by David Jones

bzgft: Aphorisms and heuristics by Nassim Taleb (available online here: … dWNE0/edit )

cerebus: 1 Samuel 16

clouded yellow: Danton's Death by Georg Büchner

Comma: Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Casteneda (selections can be found on internet)

da: Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson

diotima: Gospel of John

glanville fritillary: Clara by Roberto Bolaño

holly blue: Eclogues by Virgil

jk: The Prince by Machiavelli

Garcon Dupont: The Prefiguration of Lalo Cura by Roberto Bolaño

LopezSection: Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene

madlib: How to Be an Anti-Realist by Alvin Plantinga 

matt: Contraception and Chastity by Elizabeth Anscombe

orange tip: The Hare by Cesar Aira

Pan Sloboda: The Cybernetics of "Self": A theory of Alcoholism by Gregory Bateson (in Steps to an ecology of mind)

rain: After the Crest by Crimethinc

ringlet: Aphorisms by Don Colacho

rovinebelle: Labryinth by Roberto Bolaño

vttf: A Lover's Discourse by Roland Barthes

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