detail from Labels for Hair Ribbons by Manuel Ocampo a delectable selection of oriental appetizers
Monday, April 29, 2002

: . Summer Reading List:
Tendentious multicultural elite picks (except for the ultra canonical This Side of Paradise). All this will be balanced by legal thrillers (the new Grisham), cozy mysteries (like Chopping Spree), and the sure to be juicy Martha, Inc.

Jamaica Kincaid, Mr. Potter
Meera Nair, Video: Stories
Sijie Dai, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel
Ian McEwan, Atonement
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Jacques Derrida, Without Alibi
Subcommandante Marcos, Our Word Is Our Weapon: Selected Writings
Robin D. G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Jon Ronson, Them: Adventures with Extremists
Randall Kennedy, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
Michael Moore, Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
David Brion Davis, In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery

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