Books on Monday

This one is going to cover the month of March as a whole.

Books bought:
On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt
What’s Not to Love by Jonathan Ames
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs
In the Shadows of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust
Nadja by André Breton
Life Stories and For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell

Books read:
Old School by Tobias Wolff
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

What about the rest of the new Proust translation?

Aaron Matz explains, in today’s Slate, why the final three volumes of Penguin’s Proust translation will not be published in the States until at least 2018. The British edition, of course, can be obtained from from Additionally, I saw a complete British edition of In Search of Lost Time at Dutton’s in Brentwood when I was there last fall. Perhaps, people of LA may want to check that out.

Andrew Sean Greer at Cody’s

Andrew Sean Greer gave a reading at Cody’s on Telegraph in Berkeley last night. Unfortunately, it’s ship week at the magazine, and I had to finish my taxes and FAFSA last night, so I couldn’t make it. However, Scott Esposito over at Conversational Reading has an excellent write-up of the event.

Some New Magazine Pieces

In addition to Deborah Solomon’s Times Magazine profile of Jonathan Safran Foer, which is unfortunately getting slammed, we have a few other new magazine pieces of interest to point out:

“Host” by David Foster Wallace in the April issue of The Atlantic.

“The Development Challenge” by Jeffrey D. Sachs in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs.

“Power Couple” by Linda Tischler in the March issue of Fast Company.

And—why not?—a plug for one of my friends: Greg Gipson’s “If all parents are bad parents, what can we children learn from the children of the revolution?” in the April issue of The Believer.