David Bowie hap librat

12:12 | 4 Tetor 2013

David Bowie

Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, Yukio Mishima, revista të stripave, histori alternative… Këto janë rekomandimet letrare të David Bowie.

Në versionin e ri të ekspozitës Is, të David Bowie, që është duke u shfaqur në Galerinë e Artit në Ontario (versioni i parë u mbajt në muajin mars, në Londër), kuratorët e kanë zbuluar listën e 100 librave më të dashur të artistit.

Lista prezantohet me rend kronologjik, është e një llojllojshmërie të madhe dhe paraqet një spektër të gjerë të interesimeve të tija intelektuale.

Klasikët kanë vend të posaçëm: ata amerikanë të viteve 1950 dhe 1960, Jack Kerouac me On the Road dhe Truman Capote me In Cold Blood, rusët Mikhail Bulgakov me The Master and Margarita dhe Vladimir Nabokov me Lolita, anglezët George Orwell me Nineteen Eighty-Four dhe Anthony Burgess me A Clockwork Orange, japonezi Yukio Mishima me The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea.

Historia politike përfshin The Trial of Henry Kissinger i Christopher Hitchens dhe A People’s Tragedy i Orlando Figes.

Boshti sillet rreth letërsisë bashkëkohore – nga vepra e hershme e Ian McEwan In Between the Sheets dhe romani i Martin Amis Money, deri te fiksioni i shekullit 21, Fingersmith i Sarah Waters dhe Oscar Wao i Junot Diaz.

Aty është edhe strip romani Puckoon i Spike Milligan, i gjithë repertori i strip revistës Viz dhe revistës satirike Private Eye.

Natyrisht, nuk mund të mungojnë librat që kanë të bëjnë me muzikën – Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom i Peter Guralnick dhe Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music i Gerri Hirshey, dhe The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll i Charlie Gillett.

 A.M.

Lista e 100 librave që duhet lexuar, me rekomandim të David Bowie

 

The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby (2008)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (2007)

The Coast of Utopia (trilogy), Tom Stoppard (2007)

Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945, Jon Savage (2007)

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters (2002)

The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens (2001)

Mr Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler (1997)

A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1890-1924, Orlando Figes (1997)

The Insult, Rupert Thomson (1996)

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon (1995)

The Bird Artist, Howard Norman (1994)

Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir, Anatole Broyard (1993)

Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective, Arthur C Danto (1992)

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Camille Paglia (1990)

David Bomberg, Richard Cork (1988)

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom, Peter Guralnick (1986)

The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin (1986)

Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd (1985)

Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music, Gerri Hirshey (1984)

Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter (1984)

Money, Martin Amis (1984)

White Noise, Don DeLillo (1984)

Flaubert’s Parrot, Julian Barnes (1984)

The Life and Times of Little Richard, Charles White (1984)

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn (1980)

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (1980)

Interviews with Francis Bacon, David Sylvester (1980)

Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler (1980)

Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess (1980)

Raw, a “graphix magazine” (1980-91)

Viz, magazine (1979 –)

The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels (1979)

Metropolitan Life, Fran Lebowitz (1978)

In Between the Sheets, Ian McEwan (1978)

Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, ed Malcolm Cowley (1977)

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes (1976)

Tales of Beatnik Glory, Ed Saunders (1975)

Mystery Train, Greil Marcus (1975)

Selected Poems, Frank O’Hara (1974)

Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, Otto Friedrich (1972)

In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Towards the Re-definition of Culture, George Steiner (1971)

Octobriana and the Russian Underground, Peter Sadecky (1971)

The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll, Charlie Gillett (1970)

The Quest for Christa T, Christa Wolf (1968)

Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock, Nik Cohn (1968)

The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov (1967)

Journey into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg (1967)

Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr (1966)

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (1965)

City of Night, John Rechy (1965)

Herzog, Saul Bellow (1964)

Puckoon, Spike Milligan (1963)

The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford (1963)

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea, Yukio Mishima (1963)

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin (1963)

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess (1962)

Inside the Whale and Other Essays, George Orwell (1962)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark (1961)

Private Eye, magazine (1961 –)

On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious, Douglas Harding (1961)

Silence: Lectures and Writing, John Cage (1961)

Strange People, Frank Edwards (1961)

The Divided Self, RD Laing (1960)

All the Emperor’s Horses, David Kidd (1960)

Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse (1959)

The Leopard, Giuseppe di Lampedusa (1958)

On the Road, Jack Kerouac (1957)

The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard (1957)

Room at the Top, John Braine (1957)

A Grave for a Dolphin, Alberto Denti di Pirajno (1956)

The Outsider, Colin Wilson (1956)

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1955)

Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell (1949)

The Street, Ann Petry (1946)

Black Boy, Richard Wright (1945)

 

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David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World (Live at the Beeb)