A few books from my Woolf collection. I will be systematic in reading Woolf this year, but unsystematic in which of her texts I read when. Much of the time I will go back en forth, combining her original work with texts on her work. I will also focus on her non-fiction with the same interest as I have for the fictional work.
These books were laying on my desk this morning. Some are new, some are old ones that I keep reading all the time. The big, fat green one at the bottom is a book on how to become a better writer. Some of Dillard’s books are always around. De Waal’s book is a gift from a good friend of mine – I haven’t got the chance to read it yet – have you?
I dont listen to music when I read or write, but when I’m sorting out my desk (or my brain – which in a way seems to be very similar processes) I love listening to music. Most often it will be Bach. Lately I have also spent some fantastic hours with Bela Bartok. Anyways: all music becomes great in the hands of Richter, and today I’m enjoying his Beethoven recording.