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Jun 9, 2011, 7:09pm

I'm in the middle of moving and should not be spending money, but the summer sale is so tempting.

If I was going to buy 10 Dalkey books this summer, I'd buy:

The Magic Kingdom by Stanley Elkin
The Rabbi of Lud by Stanley Elkin
News from the Empire by Fernando del Paso
Count Julian by Juan Goytisolo
Marks of Identity by Juan Goytisolo

Makbara by Juan Goytisolo
Boswell: A Modern Comedy by Stanley Elkin
L.C. by Susan Daitch
Paradiso by Jose Lezama Lima
The Loop by Jacques Roubaud

Jun 9, 2011, 8:40pm

I just picked up a used copy of Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress. Perhaps I should have checked the sale first!

Editado: Jun 11, 2011, 1:38am

You can't go wrong with Stanley Elkin. He's gotta be the funniest "unknown" writer out there.

Wittgenstein's Mistress is one of the most strangely sublime reads I've ever read.

I picked up L.C. and The Loop during last year's sale. I'd ordered Paradiso but they were out of stock. May need to retry this year!

Jun 15, 2011, 10:38pm

Did anyone else pick anything up? My order arrived yesterday:

The Inquisitory by Robert Pinget
The Planetarium by Nathalie Sarraute
Chopin's Move by Jean Echenoz
The Jade Cabinet by Rikki Ducornet
Berg by Ann Quin

Nobodaddy's Children by Arno Schmidt
The Collaborators by Pierre Siniac
The Mise-en-Scene by Claude Ollier
The Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling by Marguerite Young

Jun 24, 2011, 10:28am

I'm reading a Dalkey book I can entusiastically recommend: Augusto Roa Bastos's I, the Supreme. Here's a link to the page from their website:

Enter into the mind of José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

I'm also reading Paradiso, and it's been fantastic so far.

Others from their collection of books from Latin America, some of which I've read, some of which I'd like to read:

On Elegance While Sleeping by Emilio Láscano Tegui
Op Oloop by Juan Filloy
Three Trapped Tigers by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Cobra and Maitreya by Severo Sarduy
The Fear of Losing Eurydice by Julieta Campos
News from the Empire and Palinuro of Mexico by Fernando del Paso
The Buenos Aires Affair, Heartbreak Tango and Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig

May 29, 2012, 9:20pm

Another year, another sale!:

I just put in for:
The Great Fire of London
The Loop
and Mathematics by Jacques Roubaud
Mulligan Stew by Gilbert Sorrentino
The Tunnel by William H. Gass
Romancer Erector by Diane Williams (for my wife)
The Inquisitory by Robert Pinget
Amalgamemnon by Christine Brooke- Rose (also for my wife)
Witz by Joshua Cohen
Springer's Progress by David Markson

Anyone else going for it?