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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