These are a few of the novels I read again and again. And again.
Between Meals, A.J. Liebling – I like reading gastronomes, particularly the French ones, and the ones partial to French cuisine. Want to read the Greek and Roman ones, too.
The Book of Tea, Okakura Kakuzo – How lovely is this binding?
Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita is the kind of favorite that makes me want to read everything Nabokov has written. So, working on that. So far, so good.
Pitch Dark, Renata Adler – Renata Adler writes directly for me, it seems. Directly for my species of consciousness. I felt this with Speedboat as well. Find her so inspiring as a writer.
Howards End, E.M. Forster – many lovely passages, thanks to CPL for recommending.
Swann’s Way, Proust – still (savoring, not that there is any danger of running out of text for the next several years)