40 Books Recommended by Luc Sante



Luc Sante is a writer and critic. Sante has written a number of books and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

1. A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke


2. Aberration of Starlight by Gilbert Sorrentino


3. Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism — Agee on Film; Uncollected Film Writing; The Night of the Hunter; Journalism and Book Reviews by James Agee


4. American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell


5. Bean Spasms by Ted Berrigan


6. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia by Rebecca West


7. Blind Man With a Pistol by Chester Himes


8. But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz by Geoff Dyer


9. Butcher’s Moon (Parker #16) by Richard Stark


10. Cigarettes by Harry Mathews


11. Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje


12. Critical Essays by Hans Magnus Enzenberger


13. Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams by Nick Tosches


14. Dispatches by Michael Herr


15. Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette


16. How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks by Dave Tompkins


17. Illuminations (Bilingual Edition) by Arthur Rimbaud


18. Panegyric by Guy Debord


19. Paris Peasant by Louis Aragon


20. Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties by Murray Kempton


21. Personal Days: A Novel by Ed Park


22. Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan


23. River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Eadweard Muybridge


24. Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje


25. Slayground (Parker #14) by Richard Stark


26. Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick


27. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey


28. Sophie Calle: The Address Book by Sophie Calle


29. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir Nabokov


30. Steelwork by Gilbert Sorrentino


31. The Best of Myles (Myles na Gopaleen) by Flann O’Brien


32. The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard by Joe Brainard


33. The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuscinski


34. The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: A Novel by Peter Handke


35. The Hunter (Parker #1) by Richard Stark


36. The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer


37. The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette


38. The Sweet Science by A. J. Liebling


39. Three to Kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette


40. Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories by Joseph Mitchell


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40 Books Recommended by Luc Sante


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