David Bowie’s Top 100

In het januari 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Orlando Bowie’s boekenkast, het boek over de 100 boeken die je volgens David Bowie gelezen moet hebben. We gaan het land in om zoveel mogelijk Bowie Boeken Clubs te organiseren, en we bijten zelf de spits af met Circusnachten van Angela Carter. Als je je alvast wilt voorbereiden, hierbij de (nu nog Engelstalige) lijst die David Bowie in 2013 opstelde met de boeken die zijn leven veranderden.

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Interviews With Francis Bacon – David Sylvester
Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
Room At The Top – John Braine
On Having No Head – Douglass Harding
Kafka Was The Rage – Anatole Broyard
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
City Of Night – John Rechy
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Iliad – Homer
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Tadanori Yokoo – Tadanori Yokoo
Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
Inside The Whale And Other Essays – George Orwell
Mr. Norris Changes Trains – Christopher Isherwood
Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art – James A. Hall
David Bomberg – Richard Cork
Blast – Wyndham Lewis
Passing – Nella Larson
Beyond The Brillo Box – Arthur C. Danto
The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind – Julian Jaynes
In Bluebeard’s Castle – George Steiner
Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
The Divided Self – R. D. Laing
The Stranger – Albert Camus
Infants Of The Spring – Wallace Thurman
The Quest For Christa T – Christa Wolfi
The Songlines – Bruce Chatwin
Nights At The Circus – Angela Carter
The Master And Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
Herzog – Saul Bellow
Puckoon – Spike Milligan
Black Boy – Richard Wright
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea – Yukio Mishima
Darkness At Noon – Arthur Koestler
The Waste Land – T.S. Elliot
McTeague – Frank Norris
Money – Martin Amis
The Outsider – Colin Wilson
Strange People – Frank Edwards
English Journey – J.B. Priestley
A Confederacy Of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
The Day Of The Locust – Nathanael West
1984 – George Orwell
The Life And Times Of Little Richard – Charles White
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom – Nik Cohn
Mystery Train – Greil Marcus
Beano (comic, ’50s)
Raw (comic, ’80s)
White Noise – Don DeLillo
Sweet Soul Music – Peter Guralnick
Silence: Lectures And Writing – John Cage
Writers At Work edited – Malcolm Cowley
The Sound Of The City – Charlie Gillete
Octobriana And The Russian Underground – Peter Sadecky
The Street – Ann Petry
Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon
Last Exit To Brooklyn – Hubert Selby, Jr.
A People’s History Of The United States – Howard Zinn
The Age Of American Unreason – Susan Jacoby
Metropolitan Life – Fran Lebowitz
The Coast Of Utopia – Tom Stoppard
The Bridge – Hart Crane
All The Emperor’s Horses – David Kidd
Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
Earthly Powers – Anthony Burgess
The 42nd Parallel – John Dos Passos
Tales Of Beatnik Glory – Ed Saunders
The Bird Artist – Howard Norman
Nowhere To Run: The Story Of Soul Music – Gerri Hirshey
Before The Deluge – Otto Friedrich
Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson – Camille Paglia
The American Way Of Death – Jessica Mitford
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
Teenage – Jon Savage
Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
The Hidden Persuaders – Vance Packard
The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
Viz (comic, early ’80s)
Private Eye (satirical magazine, ’60s — ’80s)
Selected Poems – Frank O’Hara
The Trial Of Henry Kissinger – Christopher Hitchens
Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
Maldodor – Comte de Lautréamont
On The Road – Jack Kerouac
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders – Lawrence Weschler
Zanoni – Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Transcendental Magic, Its Doctine and Ritual – Eliphas Lévi
The Gnostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels
The Leopard – Giusseppe Di Lampedusa
Inferno – Dante Alighieri
A Grave For A Dolphin – Alberto Denti di Pirajno
The Insult – Rupert Thomson
In Between The Sheets – Ian McEwan
A People’s Tragedy – Orlando Figes
Journey Into The Whirlwind – Eugenia Ginzburg