A virtual guide to some of my bookshelves

20Apr07

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Phantastische Bibliothek Suhrkamp: One of Germany’s best series of fantasy and science fiction. Stanislaw Lem called it the “pink ghetto”. My collection includes books by Algernon Blackwood, Jonathan Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, Jean Ray, Clark Ashton Smith. Not visible are the science fiction titles  – J. G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick for instance.

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Complete Short Stories by Philip K. Dick (one tome missing) + biography.

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Paperbacks on art and cultural history: Kubin, Jugendstil, Neue Sachlichkeit, Lacenaire, Fourier…

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… Nietzsche, Wilson (Edmund), Starobinski, Heartfield, Piranesi, funny extracts from the bible, Greek mythology.

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Insel Verlag: Favorite german publisher for classiques in paperback form.

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Insel Verlag II.

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Paperbacks on film: Marxism (Harpo and Groucho), Eine Subgeschichte des Films – a very good book on experimental film, Bunuel…

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… Ramsay Cinema, Cinema One, BFI, Reihe Film Hanser.

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Diogenes: Favorite swiss publisher etc…

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Diogenes II.

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RoRoRo (Rowohlts Rotations Romane): Beatniks and Biographies.

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RoRoRo II and some others

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Diverse paperback fiction, mostly DTV (Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag).

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Rest of DTV, Fischer Verlag: Zweig, Perec, Dylan Thomas, Kafka.

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