The OF Blog: German, Spanish, and other used Book Porn

Saturday, April 30, 2011

German, Spanish, and other used Book Porn


I've been rather busy this month, thus it's been a month since I last traded in/bought used books at McKay's in Nashville.  Looks like I got lucky this time (spent $80 in store credit, leaving with 22 cents, for those that are curious) in the books I got, as I managed to snag two McSweeney's books I've been contemplating for some time, as well as a Library of America edition of Zora Neale Hurston's nonfiction.  Oh, and that Jack London has been on my radar as well and Sor Juana de la Cruz has been an occasional target as well.  Then there's that book on Rimbaud and Jim Morrison...


Lots of German plays and stories here, including the original version of that infamous Werther and his sorrows.  Never have read Kosinski before and since Passion Play was cheap, why not?  Most of these here were under a dollar, a real bargain regardless of the language of publication.

Any of these you own and/or want to read?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have the Thornton Wilder - seeing that in your stack makes me want to read it again *goes off to hunt in her stacks of books*. Not that common an author these days, at least over here in the UK.

Larry said...

I still remember my first exposure to Wilder. I was in I think 7th grade and the high school Drama Club put on a performance of Our Town, which I found interesting even then. Unfortunately, the teacher who produced that performance left after my 10th grade year and when I finally got to read it as a senior, I didn't benefit from adequate instruction (re-reading it years later, after learning more from life, helped greatly). But I've yet to read any of Wilder's other works. Time to rectify that oversight.

Anonymous said...

I own the Elegies, though in a different bilingual large selected Rilke version which I love. I read Passion Play, but unfortunately I did so at age fourteen when I found myself mainly noticing the 'good parts'. I read Werther and hated it, wouldn't mind reading the Kleist.

Nyc fan.

Anonymous said...

own the Elegies, though in a different bilingual large selected Rilke version which I love. I read Passion Play, but unfortunately I did so at age fourteen when I found myself mainly noticing the 'good parts'.
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