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​My Reading

Three books I would take with me to a desert island:


​The Bible – King James’ Version
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry,  edited by Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair

Gems of fiction too precious to part with:

The Dubliners by James Joyce
Collected Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Jesus’ Son and Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
L'Étranger par Albert Camus
Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
Morfina by Szczepan Twardoch
Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk
Amongst Women by John McGahern
The Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street) by Naguib Mahfouz

Poets who never leave my bedside stand:
Cavafy, Lorna Crozier, Victor Hugo, Czeslaw Milosz, Al Purdy, Wislawa Szymborska, Adam Zagajewski, Jack Gilbert, Alice Oswald, W.H. Auden, Les Murray, Robert Frost and Philip Larkin
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