- The Invention of Morel, Adolfo Bioy Casares (read February 2010).
- The Singapore Grip, JG Farrell.
- Clandestine in Chile, Gabriel García Márquez.
- My Fantoms, Théophile Gautier (read August 2008).
- Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham.
- The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick, Elizabeth Hardwick.
- Victorine, Maude Hutchins (the cover of which is one of my favourites).
- Sunflower, Gyula Krúdy (which I'd started just before my copy of Life A User's Manual arrived in the mail, and which I was loathe to set aside).
- Memories of the Future, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. (I almost finished this book — I think I was on the last story — but had to set it aside. I just felt too bogged down and needed to clear my head of all the heavy Russian melancholy. The first story, however, is worth the price of admission. I fully intend to finish this one this month.)
- The Mountain Lion, Jean Stafford.
- Letty Fox: Her Luck, Christina Stead (read October 2007; quoted once and again).
- Chess Story, Stefan Zweig (read February 2010).
- The Slaves of Solitude, Patrick Hamilton (read October 2006).
- Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky, Patrick Hamilton (read March 2007).
And a couple more I'm dying to own:
- Uncle, JP Martin (read September 2007).
- Uncle Cleans Up, JP Martin (read July 2008).
- The Wonderful O, James Thurber (haven't been able to engage Helena in this one yet).
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