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Charles Arrowsmith Book Recommendations & Book Mentions

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Charles Arrowsmith is an editor and writer. digger, listener, runner; senior editor at @nypl; quizmaster; occasional writings found at @WashingtonPost @LATimes @Independent @BostonGlobe @TheDailyBeast

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Book Cover for: The Wolves of Eternity, Karl Ove Knausgaard

The Wolves of Eternity

Karl Ove Knausgaard
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

But despite his preoccupation with death and loftier philosophical purpose, Knausgaard remains one of the great chroniclers of the moment-by-moment experience of life... acutely in tune with the simultaneity of life’s majesty and banality.

Hardcover, 2023

$35.00$17.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Just William: Volume 1, Richmal Crompton

Just William: Volume 1

Richmal Crompton
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

Ahhh lovely insightful tribute to the comic genius of Richmal Crompton as (Just) William turns 100. Splendid work by @edrowett and team! https://t.co/SazHdFSJYp

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Book Cover for: Monsieur Proust, Céleste Albaret

Monsieur Proust

Céleste Albaret
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

Other things I'd add in a heartbeat: • Proust Among the Stars by Malcolm Bowie, probably my favourite book about him • Monsieur Proust by Céleste Albaret, who was his devoted housekeeper for the last few years of his life • Proust by Roger Shattuck, despite the dodgy diagrams

Paperback, 2003

$22.95$11.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Last Samurai, Helen DeWitt

The Last Samurai

Helen DeWitt
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

“how cruel that we must wake each time to answer to the same name, revive the same memories, take up the same habits and stupidities that we shouldered the day before and lay down to sleep.” —Helen DeWitt (@helendewitt), The Last Samurai, p123

Paperback, 2016

$19.95$9.98 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: William, Richmal Crompton

William

Richmal Crompton
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

Ahhh lovely insightful tribute to the comic genius of Richmal Crompton as (Just) William turns 100. Splendid work by @edrowett and team! https://t.co/SazHdFSJYp

Paperback, 2023

$22.95$11.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Ulysses, James Joyce

Ulysses

James Joyce
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

Dreamt that Glenda Jackson offered me a wad of banknotes to stage-manage a shambolic musical performance of James Joyce’s Ulysses that she was directing where the props were all chocolate (e.g. Toblerone)

Paperback, 1990

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Shards, Bret Easton Ellis

The Shards

Bret Easton Ellis
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

Listened to The Shards' sun-drenched blood-soaked tale unfold on the Bret Easton Ellis Podcast on moonlit runs through the long COVID winter of 2020/21 and now it's a book that I quite enjoyed https://t.co/hPtmmQVeD6

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Fire Season: Selected Essays 1984-2021, Gary Indiana

Fire Season: Selected Essays 1984-2021

Gary Indiana
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

“Like many technical innovations, home video ‘saves time,’ while leaching the flavor out of the time it saves.” —Gary Indiana, “Movie Rites,” in Fire Season: Selected Essays 1984–2021, p282

Paperback, 2022

$23.95$11.98 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Working, Robert A. Caro

Working

Robert A. Caro
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

Starry-eyed seeing Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb talk about their five-decade working relationship at @nypl tonight 🤩 https://t.co/3uDSKK7yJe

Paperback, 2020

$16.00$8.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West, Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

Cormac McCarthy
Charles ArrowsmithCharles Arrowsmith

This book has been sitting on my shelf for some time and now this thread makes me want to give up everything else and just read Blood Meridian https://t.co/ZNfNNtGzOF

Paperback, 1992

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book