Sunday, June 17, 2007

Recent Acquisitions

A stack of new books just arrived. Here's what the LumpenProf will be reading over the rest of the summer:

For my writing project on digital commodities, there's Mark Poster's Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines along with Michel de Certeau's The Practice of Everyday Life because of an intriguing comment from Sisyphus.

For fun, there's also Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives because of LI's rave review and Dan Simmon's Olympos because I need to keep up my hard earned street cred as an sf geek.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. LP - excellent choice. I have this feeling about the Savage Detectives - us early readers are like the early readers of Gravity's Rainbow. We know this book contains multitudes - and we know it is a codex of sorts, a book of fates. GR was written a good twenty years after WWII, The Savage Detectives is written in the wake of the end of the Cold War, but about the seventies and the dawn of the era of Money in the eighties.

    I hope you like it.