where the writers are

Favorite Books

In Search of Lost Time
Under the Volcano
Notes from Underground
The Possessed (aka Demons)
In the Labyrinth
The Portrait of a Lady
Count Julian
Juan the Landless

What I'm Reading

The Condition of Postmodernity, by David Harvey
Capital, by Karl Marx
The Society of the Spectacle, by Guy Debord

Favorite Authors

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Henry James
Marcel Proust
Samuel Beckett
Thomas Bernhard
Juan Goytisolo
John Donne
T.S. Eliot
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Charles Baudelaire

Influences

Russian fiction (Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Chekhov), the nouveau roman (Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Simon), Samuel Beckett, Juan Goytisolo, Thomas Bernhardt, surrealist novels (De Chirico, Leonora Carrington), the fiction of Miguel de Unamuno and Jean-Paul Sartre; the poetry of Donne, Shelley, Keats, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop; the philosophical writings of Unamuno, Ortega y Gasset, Sartre, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Walter Kaufmann.