Books

Books discussed as more than a passing mention or reference on Exotic and Irrational Entertainment, listed alphabetically by author and linked to the relevant E&I post(s).

Adams-Edgeworth | Eliot-Inchbald | Izzo-Murakami | Nabokov-Thackeray | Trollope-Wharton

John Adams, Hallelujah Junction

Viv Albertine, Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys

Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen, Persuasion (also discussed in: "A Bollywood Persuasion")

Six months with Jane Austen:

The plan
Sense and Sensibility, inheritance, and money
Pride and Prejudice and the marriage market
Mansfield Park and slavery I: Fanny Price and Dido Elizabeth Belle
Mansfield Park and slavery II: Lord Mansfield and the anti-slavery movement
Mansfield Park and slavery III: An estate built on 'the ruin and labour of others'
Emma and the fate of unmarried women
Northanger Abbey and women writers and readers
Persuasion and war
Persuasion and Jane Austen's sailor brothers
Favorite adaptations and final thoughts
Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Letters:
"The delight of your friendship": The correspondence begins
"Burn it at once": The first meeting and Browning's declaration
"I never shall forget": The Pisa affair and the renewed declaration
"The highest and completest proof of love": The secret marriage and the elopement
Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother? (also discussed in: "Favorites of 2012: Books")
Alison Bechdel, Dykes To Watch Out For
Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

Daniel Bergner, Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family

John Blaser, No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir

Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac: Vertigo (D'Entre les Morts)

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Mihir Bose: Bollywood: A History

Peter Boxall (ed.), 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey (also discussed in "Favorites of 2015: Books")
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë, Villette (also discussed in: "Favorites of 2014: Books")

Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Make Me a Modern Girl

Fanny Burney, Camilla
Fanny Burney, Cecilia (also discussed in: "Jane Austen's favorite novelist: Fanny Burney" and "Favorites of 2014: Books")
Fanny Burney, Evelina
Fanny Burney, Journals and Letters

Paula Byrne: The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things

Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games

Anupama Chopra, King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema

Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (also discussed in "Favorites of 2013: Books")

Elvis Costello, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Deborah Curtis, Touching from a Distance

Maurizio de Giovanni, The Commissario Ricciardi novels
I Will Have Vengeance
Blood Curse
Everyone in Their Place
The Day of the Dead
By My Hand
Viper
The Bottom of My Heart
Jenny Diski, The Sixties

Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca (also discussed in "Favorites of 2013: Books")

Rachel Dwyer, 100 Bollywood Films

Maria Edgeworth, Belinda

George Eliot, Middlemarch (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

Manny Farber, Negative Space

Susan Ferrier, Destiny
Susan Ferrier, Inheritance
Susan Ferrier, Marriage (also discussed in "Favorites of 2015: Books")

Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

Michael Frayn, Copenhagen
Michael Frayn, Headlong (also discussed in: "Favorites of 2012: Books")
Michael Frayn, A Landing On the Sun
Michael Frayn, Now You Know
Michael Frayn, Skios
Michael Frayn, Spies
Michael Frayn, Stage Directions: Writings on Theatre 1970-2008
Michael Frayn, The Trick of It

James R. Gaines, Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

Eduardo Galeano, El libro de los abrazos (The Book of Embraces)
Eduardo Galeano, Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire)
Eduardo Galeano, Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America)

Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford (also discussed in "Favorites of 2014: Books")
Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Bronte (also discussed in "Favorites of 2014: Books")
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters (also discussed in "Favorites of 2014: Books")

George Gissing, New Grub Street (also discussed in "Favorites of 2015: Books")

Kim Gordon, Girl in a Band

Eliza Haywood, Love in Excess

Clinton Heylin, From the Velvets to the Voidoids: The Birth of American Punk Rock

Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby, "Stuff I've Been Reading"
The Polysyllabic Spree
Housekeeping vs. The Dirt
Shakespeare Wrote for Money
More Baths Less Talking
Mara Hvistendahl, Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men

Elizabeth Inchbald, A Simple Story

Jean-Claude Izzo, The Marseilles Trilogy
Total Chaos
Chourmo
Solea 
Subhash Jha, The Essential Guide to Bollywood

Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (also discussed in: "Favorites of 2012: Books")

Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing (also discussed in "Favorites of 2013: Books")

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

Jonah Lehrer, How We Decide

Charlotte Lennox, A Female Quixote

Jonathan Lethem, The Disappointment Artist

Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Counselor Ayres' Memorial (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Dom Casmurro (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas

Naguib Mahfouz, Autumn Quail

Javier Marias, The Infatuations

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

Rebecca Mead, My Life in Middlemarch (also discussed in "Favorites of 2014: Books")

David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

Tania Modleski, The Women Who Knew Too Much

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Selected Letters
"I tremble for what we are doing": The elopement
"Charm'd with their Civility and Beauty": The journey to Turkey
"An Entertainment which was never given before to any Christian": In the harem
"That odd question": Friends and lovers
"I love without hope of return": The final decades and the Embassy Letters
Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh

Morrissey, Autobiography

Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (also "Biggest disappointment" in: "Favorites of 2012: Books")
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
Vladimir Nabokov, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

Orhan Pamuk, The Black Book
Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence (also discussed in: "Favorites of 2012: Books")
Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
Orhan Pamuk, The Naïve and the Sentimental Novelist
Orhan Pamuk, The New Life
Orhan Pamuk, Snow

Philip Pullman, The Sally Lockhart Mysteries (also discussed in "Favorites of 2013: Books")
The Ruby in the Smoke
The Shadow in the North
The Tiger in the Well
The Tin Princess
Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (also discussed in: "Following a train of thought: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin", "Following a train of thought: Eugene Onegin - The Duel" and "Favorites of 2013: Books")

Michael Reynolds, Creating Der Rosenkavalier

Simon Reynolds, Rip it Up & Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Or the History of a Young Lady

John Robb, Punk Rock: An Oral History

Michael Rose, The Birth of an Opera

Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise

Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Vikram Seth, The Golden Gate
Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy

Patti Smith, Just Kids (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")
Patti Smith, M Train

Zadie Smith, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")

William Thackeray, Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.
William Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Richard Thaler, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics (also discussed in "Favorites of 2015: Books")

Anthony Trollope, The American Senator
Anthony Trollope, Ayala's Angel
Anthony Trollope, The Chronicles of Barsetshire (also discussed in "Favorites of 2011: Books")
The Warden
Barchester Towers
Doctor Thorne
Framley Parsonage (also discussed in "Bollywood and the Victorians")
The Small House At Allington (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")
The Last Chronicle of Barset (also discussed in "The Victorians and opera: Trollope meets Verdi")
Anthony Trollope, He Knew He Was Right (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")
Anthony Trollope, Miss Mackenzie
Anthony Trollope, An Old Man's Love
Anthony Trollope, The Palliser Novels (also discussed in "The Pallisers")
Can You Forgive Her? (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")
Phineas Finn
The Eustace Diamonds
Phineas Redux
The Prime Minister
The Duke's Children
Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now (also discussed in "Favorites of 2010: Books")

William van der Heide, Bollywood Babylon: Interviews with Shyam Benegal

Michael Walker, Hitchcock's Motifs

David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Duncan Watts, Everything is Obvious (Once You Know the Answer)

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

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