[for Sarah Ruddy]

In lieu of a list of resolutions for the New Year, a bibliography of books acquired at the recent MLA in Boston and on a side trip to Gloucester may point toward some of its promises.


Isherwood, Christopher. Goodbye to Berlin. New York: New Directions, 2012. New ed. in single volume.

Walser, Robert. The Assistant. Trans. Susan Bernofsky. New York: New Directions, 2007.

———. Microscripts. Trans. Susan Bernofsky. New York: New Directions/Christine Burgin, 2012.


Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot/En attendant Godot: A Bilingual Edition. 1952/1953. New York: Grove Press, n.d.

Perec, Georges. La Boutique obscure: 124 Dreams. Trans. Daniel Levin Becker. Brooklyn: Melville House, 2012. Advance copy.


Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotton Holocaust of World War II. 1997; New York: Basic Books, 2012.


Ceravolo, Joseph. Collected Poems. Ed. Rosemark Ceravolo and Parker Smathers. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2013.

Friedlander, Ben. One Hundred Etudes. Washington, D.C.: Edge Books, 2012.

Lin, Tan. Heath Course Pak. Denver: Counterpath, 2010. 2nd ed., with new material.

Mac Low, Jackson. 154 Forties. Ed. Anne Tardos. Denver: Counterpath Press, 2012.

Osman, Jena. Public Figures. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2012.


Babson, John J. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann. 1860. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1972. “350th Anniversary Edition.”

Maud, Ralph. Charles Olson at the Harbor: A Biography. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2008.

O’Gorman, James F. This Other Gloucester. 1976. Gloucester, Mass.: Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1990.

Olson, Charles. The Maximus Poems, 1–10. Stuttgart, Germ.: Jargon/Jonathan Williams, 1953. 1st ed.

Visual Art

Applin, Jo. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Room–Phalli’s Field. London: Afterall, 2012.

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