Corey Recommends

BEST BOOKS I’VE READ RECENTLY:

Elizabeth Taylor’s Angel
Laura Sims’ Fare Forward: The Letters from David Markson
Jack Gilbert’s The Dance Most of All
Anthony Powell’s Temporary Kings
W. S. Merwin’s The Moving Target
John Hersey’s My Petition for More Space
Ivy Compton-Burnett’s A God and His Gifts
Brian Moore’s The Mangan Inheritance
Lorrie Moore’s Bark: Stories
William Stafford’s Smoke’s Way
Wallace Markfield’s To an Early Grave
Charles McCarry’s The Better Angels
Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet
Lanford Wilson’s Fences
Steve Stern’s The Book of Mischief

James Salter’s Light Years
Hans Fallada’s Every Man Dies Alone

Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion
Declan Burke’s Absolute Zero Cool
Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary
Miguel’s Cervantes’ (Edith Grossman, trans.) Don Quixote
Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang
Peter DeVries’ Reuben, Reuben
Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending
Louis Begley’s Schmidt Steps Back
Sylvia Simmon’s I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
Charles Simic’s Return to a Place lit by a Glass of Milk 
William Maxwell’s They Came like Swallows
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let me Go
William Kotzwinkle’s Swimmer in the Secret Sea
Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth
Todd McEwen’s Arithmetic
Edward St. Aubyn’s Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, At Last
Robert Littell Young Philby
The Letters of John Lennon
Aldous Huxley After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
Adolfo Bioy Casares The Invention of Morel
Frank Bidart Metaphysical Dog

 

 

 

 

BEST MOVIES I’VE SEEN RECENTLY:

The Return (Zryagintsev)
Cloud Atlas (Tykwer/Wachowski/Wachoski)
The Lovers on the Bridge (Carax)
Holy Motors (Carax)
Rosenstrasse (von Trotta)
Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson)
Revanche (Spielmann)
Respect Yourself: The Stax Music Story (Gordon/Neville)
Valhalla Rising (Refn)
Claire’s Knee (Rohmer)
The Hunt (Vinterberg)
Man with the Movie Camera (Vertov)
The Sound of Insects (Liechti)
The Turin Horse (Tarr/Hranitzky)
Aaltra (de Kevern/Delepine)
Home (Meier)
The Wall (Polser)
Frances Ha (Baumbach)
Gervais (Clement)
Le Notti Bianche (Visconti)
Before Midnight (Linklater)
Last Holiday (Cass)
The Damned (Clement)
The Bothersome Man (Lien)
Now You See Me (Letterier)
Hamlet (Kozintsev)
The Castle (Sitch)

The Ascent (Shepitko)

Girl in the News (Reed)
Leon Morin, Priest (Melville)
The Red and the White (Jancso)
The Unfaithful Wife (Chabrol)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin)
Sleep Tight (Balaguero)
Tabloid (Morris)
Two in the Wave (Laurent)
Ladybug, Ladybug (Perry)
My Dog Tulip (Fierlinger/Fierlinger)
Bad Luck (Munk)
Vagabond (Varga)
Pola X, Lovers on the Bridge, Holy Motors (Carax)
In Darkness (Holland)
As Long as You’ve Got Your Health, Le Grand Amour, The Suitor (Etaix)
Dogtooth (Lanthimos)
The Imposter (Layton)
Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi)
Tampopo (Itami)
Amour (Haneke)

 

 

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