bus exhaust

He thought: I can smell that New York smell—frying grease and sesame oil, menudo and beans and bus exhaust.
David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes

my carry books

My kindle is stuffed with books, mostly novels that I plan to read in due course. But there is also a set of books I’ve read many times but stay perpetually on my kindle for a quick reference or re-read. Here is a list of my carry books:

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

Complete Tales, Edgar Allan Poe

Complete Works, William Shakespeare

Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

King James Bible

Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov

Flowers of Evil, Charles Baudelaire

Arabian Nights

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Divine Comedy, Dante

The Decameron, Boccaccio

Finnegans Wake, James Joyce

Ulysses, James Joyce

Anthology of Greek Literature

In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust

as well as the complete works of several authors:

Miguel Cervantes

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Christopher Marlowe

Leo Tolstoy

Elizabeth Gaskell

Sir Walter Scott

Emile Zola

Oscar Wilde

Ford Madox Ford

Alexander Pushkin


D.H. Lawrence

John Milton

Henrik Ibsen

Virginia Woolf

Honore de Balzac

George Eliot

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Lord Byron

Robert Browning

George Gissing

Emily, Anne and Charlotte Bronte

Thomas Hardy

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Gustave Flaubert

John Keats