Claire's Autumn Picks 2018

An art heavy autumn for me with words-about-pictures by Cesar Aira, Langston Hughes, Hilton Als, John Ashbery; Siri Hustvedt, Chris Kraus, Hal Foster, Eileen Myles and more.

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes

From the publisher:

“The people in these photographs had no walls up. They just accepted me and permitted me to take their photographs without any self-consciousness.” —Roy DeCarava

On Contemporary Art

Cesar Aira, translated by Katherine Silver

From the publisher:

Translated into English for the first time, On Contemporary Art, a speech by the renowned novelist César Aira, was delivered at a 2010 colloquium in Madrid dedicated to ...

Heimat: A German Family Album

Nora Krug

From the publisher:

The German bestseller – a powerful and deeply affecting graphic memoir that explores identity, guilt and the meaning of home One of the Guardian’s ’50 Biggest Books ...