Sunday, August 17, 2008


S_________: "The Red Button" (in "an anthology of Palestinian of those plump, poorly printed, catchall UNESCO jobs")
—from Jonathan Tel's "A Story About a Bomb," in Arafat's Elephant

SANTIAGO, Bento: History of the Suburbs

—from Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro

ST. CLAIR, Raleigh: Dudley's World; The Peculiar Neurodegenerative Inhabitants of the Kazawa Atoll
—from Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums

ST.-PHALLE, Alexis Payne de: Dictionary of the Devils, Deities and Daemons of Mankind
—from John Crowley's Aegypt cycle

Already Too Late
Beware of the Dog
Night Train to Paris
The Red and the Blue and the Red
The Slaughter of the Innocents
Three Days in Marrakesh
—from William Boyd's Any Human Heart

SCHWITTERS, T. Azimuth: Eventualism
—from Steven Soderbergh's film Schizopolis

SEAMAN, Barry: Eating Ribs with Barry Seaman
—from Roberto Bolano's 2666

SEARCH, Alexander: "A Very Original Dinner" (to be translated by Vicente Guedes)
—from Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet

SERENGETI, Chico: Tuna's Not the Only Fish in the Sea!
—from Adam Rapp's The Year of Endless Sorrows

SEURAT, Raymond: Toi
—from Stanislaw Lem's A Perfect Vacuum

, Léopold: Either/Either, The Vicious Spiral (literary criticism)
—from Gilbert Adair's The Death of the Author

, G.F.H.: Beyond Narcissus, Reticences of Thersites ("published notebooks"); Unweeded Gardens ("the slimmest of slim volumes of verse"), Irregular Conjugation (play); two novels, Trip The Pert Fairies ("mostly conversations in the Peacock tradition") and Thumbs ("described in review as 'experimental')
—from Anthony Powell's O, How the Wheel Becomes It!

, Mona: The Rubber Slipper.
—from The Thin Pink Line, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
, William: The Prince of Antioch, or An Old Way to New Identity (ed. by Miss Blanche Tray)—from Nigel Dennis's Cards of Identity
The Tragedy of Arthur (ed. by Arthur Phillips)—from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur 

SHEFFIELD, (Professor) Peter: Who Indeed: A Critical Analysis of Television's Who's the Boss?; What WAS Happening: An Analysis of What’s Happening?;
—from Community (season 2, ep. 20)

SHEPHARD, Harrison: Vassels of Majesty (1945)—from Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna

SHERMAN, Henry: Accounting for Everything: A Guide to Personal Finance
—from Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums

, Quentin: Athlete's Footman ("the best queer novel since Sea Urchins")
—from Anthony Powell's Temporary Kings (ADTMOT)

D.M.S.: The Pegasus Plan: How To Get the Job You Want, the Respect You Deserve, and the Employees You Need to Succeed for Life ("with an introduction by Whittles Langley, CEO of Ptarmigan Group")
—from Ed Park's Personal Days

SILENT DICTIONARY: Parchment That Knows the Tongue
—from Carrie Olivia Adams's Intervening Absence

SILETTE, Jacques: Détection
—from Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead and Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

SILLERS: City State and State of City ("had achieved some slight success at a time when works popularising political science and economic theory were beginninng to sell")
—from Anthony Powell's A Question of Upbringing

SINGLEYET, Florence: There Is No Birth ("a book on Spirtualism")
—from George and Weedon Grossmith's The Diary of a Nobody

SINDT: Craven Words ("the introductory study of novelist Roger Craven that he had been commissioned to write by Craven himself")
—from Brian Evenson's "In the Greenhouse," in Fugue State

SINNEL: The House of Many Roofs
—from Iain M. Banks's's Matter

SLURRY, Randall: Office Politics 101
—from Ed Park's Personal Days

SMUFF, Dirk: see Topliss, Ed

SOLITO, Angel: The Crossing: A Picto-Narra-Graphic Allegory
from Matthew Klam's Who Is Rich?

(KING) SOLOMON, de Umbris Idærum ("treatise on the shadows cast by our thoughts")
—in Thomas Browne's Musæum Clausum, from W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn

, Louis: Annunciata ("that remarkable cross between a certain kind of wafer and a lollipop")
—from Vladimir Nabokov's Bend Sinister

, Leo: The Cigarette Diet
—from 30 Rock (Season 4, episode 2)

, Gian Carlo: Idiota—from Stanislaw Lem's A Perfect Vacuum

SPARROW, Roberta: The Philosophy of Time Travel
—from the film Donnie Darko

SPIEGEL, Léonard: FoundationHushed FarewellsFull Stop

from Olivier Assayas's film Non-Fiction

STALLINGS, Booth: Anatomy of Terror
—from Ross Thomas's Out on the Rim

STARK, Richard: Child Heist
—from Donald E. Westlake's Jimmy the Kid

STEADMAN, Slade: Trespassing
—from Paul Theroux's Blinding Light

STEPHENOR, Pinkus: Here Comes the Sun, and It's All Right; I Have to Admit It's Getting Better, a Little Better All the Time
—from Shalom Auslander's Hope

STEVENS, Herbert "Odo": Sad Majors (war memoir)
—from Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time

STRONG, Taura: Lances of Glory; Rising Sap
—from Russell Hoban's Turtle Diary

SUMERFIELD, Bruce, M.D.: The Me and God Diet
—from John Hindeman's The Answer Man

SUNDAYS: When the Week Is Spent
—from Carrie Olivia Adams's Intervening Absence

SWENSON, Ted: Blue Angel, The Black and the Black
—from Francine Prose's Blue Angel


William said...

The Seven Minutes in the Irving Wallace novel The Seven Minutes.

Stewart said...

Either/Either, Léopold Sfax
The Vicious Spiral, Léopold Sfax

~Both are from Gilbert Adair's The Death Of The Author and are books of deconstructionist literary theory.

Dr. D said...


Beyond Narcissus
Reticenses of Thersites
Unweeded Gardens
Irregular Conjugation
Trip the Pert Fairies
Bavarian Swan Song

from Anthony Powell's O, How the Wheel Becomes It!

Levi Stahl said...

Dr. D,
Thank you! I have been trying this week to find time to flip through O, How the Wheel Becomes It!--thank you for weighing in!

Dr. D said...

Cheers Levi. Here's another for ya...

STRICKLAND, Robert: Strickland: The Man and His Work, from W. Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpense

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Shakespeare, Mona. The Rubber Slipper.

from The Thin Pink Line, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

btw, upthread someone mentioned The Seven Minutes from Irving Wallace's The Seven Minutes. Filling in the blank, the fictional author of that would be JJ Jadway.

Monsieur Smith said...

SMITH, Jane Belle: At Home
—from Alison Lurie's "Real People"

James Wu said...

Richard Stark's Child Heist, from Donald Westlake's Jimmy the Kid.

otolythe said...

SOAMES, Enoch: Negations, and Fungoids (poetry) (both from the short story Enoch Soames, by Max Beerbohm)

The Modesto Kid said...

Shade, John -- "Pale Fire"

Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria said...

Solomon, Solomon. (Poet.) "The Tiger Says Grace"; "Madonna of the Valley"; "The Hedge."

In Bill Richardson: Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast.

Steele, Donegal. The Literacy Enigma.

In Jane Haddam: Quoth the Raven.

Standish, Flora (pseudonym of Flora Burden) Persephone Rising. (Boston: Athenaeum, 1955.)

In Selden Edwards: The Little Book.

Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria said...

Stark, Angel. Comfortably Numb (Published by Saul & Bass); All my Pretty Friends.

From The Ghost and the Dead Deb, by Alice Kimberly.

Stephen said...

All of Martin Stillwater's novels from Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder.

Anonymous said...

The Russian Arriviste's Hand Job by Jerry Shteynfarb from Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

Anonymous said...

The Varieties of Religious Illusion

--from Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Unknown said...

The Misery Chastain series by Paul Sheldon (from Misery by Stephen King)

Unknown said...

The Red Book of Westmarch in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

The Red Book of Larsdalen - S.M. Stirling's Emberverse series

Unknown said...

"The Double Alibi" by Mina Shields, from "The Reader Is Warned" by Carter Dickson