Month: October 2011

gute Romane, große Literatur: Empfehlungen (Stefan Mesch)

[in English: Here’s a list of my 250 top novels and nonfiction books.]

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“Was sind die besten – deutschsprachigen und internationalen – Bücher?”

“Welchen Romanen wünscht du möglichst viele Leser?”

Für BELLA triste – Zeitschrift für junge deutschsprachige Literatur (Link) erstellte ich im Herbst 2011 eine Liste mit den 250 besten Büchern (von ca. 1600), die ich gelesen habe.

Romane und Sachbücher. Deutsche und internationale Titel.

Kein Ranking, keine – in Stein gehauene, ehrwürdige – Bestenliste.

doch hätte ich eine Buchhandlung – DIESE Bücher lägen in hohen Stapeln auf dem großen, freundlichen Tisch in der Mitte des Raumes.

Hier meine Empfehlungen! Viel Spaß!

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große Literatur: 250 Empfehlungen!
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet 1595
Shakespeare, William Hamlet 1603
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Faust I 1808
Tolstoi, Leo Anna Karenina 1873
Tschechow, Anton Die großen Dramen 1895 bis 1901
Verne, Jules In 80 Tagen um die Welt 1873
Stoker, Bram Dracula 1897
James, Henry The Turn of the Screw 1898
Walser, Robert Jakob von Gunten 1909
Kafka, Franz Die Verwandlung 1912
Mann, Thomas Der Tod in Venedig 1912
Proust, Marcel Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit 1913 bis 1927
Mann, Thomas Der Zauberberg 1924
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby 1925
Forster, E.M. Aspects of the Novel 1927
Green, Julien Adrienne Mesurat 1927
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms 1929
Powys, John Cowper Wolf Solent 1929
Wolfe, Thomas Look Homeward, Angel 1929
Nabokov, Vladimir Lushins Verteidigung 1930
Powys, John Cowper A Glastonbury Romance 1932
Neill, A.S. The Last Man 1938
Ueland, Brenda If you want to write 1938
Wilder, Thornton Our Town 1938
Hemingway, Ernest For whom the Bell tolls 1940
Wolfe, Thomas You can’t go home again 1940
Nabokov, Vladimir Das wahre Leben des Sebastian Knight 1941
de Beauvoir, Simone Sie kam und blieb 1943
Rand, Ayn The Fountainhead 1943
Sartre, Jean-Paul Geschlossene Gesellschaft 1944
Frank, Anne Tagebuch 1947
Nabokov, Vladimir Bend Sinister 1947
Maxwell, William Time will darken it 1948
Chandler, Raymond The little Sister 1949
Miller, Arthur The Crucible 1952
Highsmith, Patricia The talented Mr. Ripley 1955
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita 1955
Frisch, Max Homo Faber 1957
Rand, Ayn Atlas Shrugged 1957
Walser, Martin Ehen in Philippsburg 1957
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird 1960
Updike, John Rabbit, Run 1960
Cook, Kenneth Wake in Fright 1961
Yates, Richard Revolutionary Road 1961
Nabokov, Vladimir Pale Fire 1962
Isherwood, Christopher A Single Man 1964
Sontag, Susan Against Interpretation. And other Essays. 1964
Capote, Truman In Cold Blood 1965
Fichte, Hubert Die Palette 1968
Nabokov, Vladimir Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle 1969
Blume, Judy Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret. 1970
Jelinek, Elfriede wir sind lockvögel, baby! 1970
Preußler, Otfried Krabat 1971
Jansson, Tove Sommerbuch 1972
Fichte, Hubert Versuch über die Pubertät 1974
Reimann, Brigite Franziska Linkerhand 1976
King, Stephen The Shining 1977
Cheever, John The Stories of John Cheever 1978
Murdoch, Iris The Sea, the Sea 1978
Brinkmann, Rolf Dieter Rom, Blicke 1979
Lindgren, Astrid Ronja Räubertochter 1981
Maron, Monika Flugasche 1981
Frame, Janet An Angel at my Table 1982 bis 1984
Fichte, Hubert Detlevs Imitationen „Grünspan“ 1982
Inoue, Yasushi Meine Mutter 1983
Kundera, Milan Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins 1983
Swift, Graham Waterland 1983
Nakazawa, Keiji Barefoot Gen, Vol 1 + 2 1983,2
Ginzburg, Natalia Die Stadt und das Haus 1984
Diedrich Diederichsen Sexbeat 1985
Ellis, Bret Easton Less Than Zero 1985
Hemingway, Ernest Der Garten Eden 1985
Murakami, Haruki Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World 1985
Bernhard, Thomas Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall. 1986
Ishiguro, Kazuo An Artist of the Floating World 1986
King, Stephen It 1986
Leavitt, David The lost Language of Cranes 1986
Auster, Paul The New York Trilogy 1987
Auster, Paul In the Country of Lost Things 1987
Murakami, Haruki Naokos Lächeln 1987
Pratchett, Terry Mort 1987
Spiegelman, Art Maus 1987
Stegner, Wallace Crossing to Safety 1987
Yoshimoto, Banana Kitchen 1988
Fiske, John Reading the Popular 1989
Fiske, John Understanding Popular Culture 1989
Marcus, Greil Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century 1989
Leavitt, David A Place I’ve never been 1990
Neumeister, Andreas Äpfel vom Baum im Kies 1990
Updike, John Rabbit at Rest 1990
Chang, Jung Wild Swans 1991
Ellis, Bret Easton American Psycho 1991
King, Stephen Gerald’s Game 1992
Clowes, Daniel Like a Velvet Glove cast in Iron 1993
Lowry, Lois The Giver 1993
Stern, Roger The Death and Life of Superman 1993
Allende, Isabel Paula 1994
Lamott, Anne Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life 1994
Moody, Rick The Ice Storm 1994
Murakami, Haruki Mister Aufziehvogel 1994
Yoshimoto, Banana Amrita 1994
Cruse, Howard Stuck Rubber Baby 1995
Ford, Richard Independence Day 1995
Kracht, Christian Faserland 1995
Fielding, Helen Das Tagebuch der Bridget Jones 1996
Gaiman, Neil The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 1996
Garland, Alex Der Strand 1996
Hawke, Ethan The hottest State 1996
Maron, Monika Animal triste 1996
Wallace, David Foster A supposedly fun Thing I’ll never do again 1996
Clowes, Daniel Ghost World 1997
Goldt, Max Die Kugeln in unseren Köpfen 1997
O’Nan, Stewart The Speed Queen 1997
Urquhart, Jane The Underpainter 1997
Goetz, Rainald Rave 1998
Loeb, Jeph Batman: The Long Halloween 1998
Lukianenko, Sergej Wächter der Nacht 1998
Sachar, Lois Holes 1998
Taniguchi, Jiro Vertraute Fremde 1998
Chbosky, Stephen The Perks of being a Wallflower 1999
Goetz, Rainald Abfall für alle 1999
Klein, Naomi No Logo: No Space, no Choice, no Jobs 1999
Murakami, Haruki Sputnik Sweetheart 1999
O’Nan, Stewart A Prayer for the Dying 1999
Schiffrin, André The Business of Books 1999
Stamm, Peter Blitzeis 1999
Starling, Boris Messiah 1999
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Livealbum 1999
Tobe, Keiko With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child 2000 bis 2010
Bessing, Joachim Tristesse Royale. Das popkulturelle Quintett. 2000
Chabon, Michael The amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 2000
Honigmann, Barbara Alles, alles Liebe! 2000
Illies, Florian Generation Golf 2000
Kracht, Christian Der gelbe Bleistift 2000
Leavitt, David Martin Bauman 2000
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2000
Rucka, Greg Batman: No Man’s Land. A Novel. 2000
Toews, Miriam Swing Low: A Life 2000
Winick, Judd Pedro and me 2000
Gaiman, Neil American Gods 2001
Goldt, Max ‘Mind-boggling’ – Evening Post. 2001
Helgason, Hallgrímur Vom zweifelhaften Vergnügen, tot zu sein 2001
Kaminer, Wladimir Militärmusik 2001
Kracht, Christian 1979 2001
Merkel, Rainer Das Jahr der Wunder 2001
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Remix. Texte 1996-1999. 2001
Ahrens, Henning Lauf Jäger lauf 2002
Atwood, Margaret Negotiating with the Dead 2002
B., David Epilepsie 2002
Braun, Marcus Delhi 2002
Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors 2002
Buschheuer, Else www.else-buschheuer.de: Das New York Tagebuch 2002
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything is illuminated 2002
Goetz, Rainald Dekonspiratione 2002
Mensing, Kolja Wie komme ich hier raus? 2002
Murakami, Haruki Kafka am Strand 2002
O’Nan, Stewart Wish you were here 2002
Stegner, Wallace On Teaching and Writing Fiction 2002
Allende, Isabel My invented Country 2003
Beigbeder, Frédéric Windows on the World 2003
Bönisch, Dana Rocktage 2003
Dath, Dietmar Sie ist wach: Über ein Mädchen, das hilft, schützt und rettet 2003
Hennig von Lange, Alexa Woher ich komme 2003
Hermann, Judith Nichts als Gespenster 2003
Hügel, Hans-Otto Handbuch Populäre Kultur 2003
Lethem, Jonathan The Fortress of Solitude 2003
Malley, Bryan Lee Lost at Sea 2003
Maynard, Joyce The usual Rules 2003
O’Nan, Stewart The Night Country 2003
Thompson, Craig Blankets 2003
Updike, John The Early Stories: 1953 – 1975 2003
Cooke, Carwyn The New Frontier 2004
Hens, Gregor Matta verläßt seine Kinder 2004
Honigmann, Barbara Ein Kapitel aus meinem Leben 2004
Katz, Stephan; Goldt, Max Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof 2004
Leky, Mariana Erste Hilfe 2004
Palahniuk, Chuck Fight Club 1996
Regener, Sven Neue Vahr Süd 2004
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Festwertspeicher der Kontrollgesellschaft. Remix 2. 2004
Busiek, Kurt Superman: Secret Identity 2005
Dini, Paul The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes 2005
Ellis, Bret Easton Lunar Park 2005
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely loud and incredibly close 2005
Fuchs, Kristen Die Titanic und Herr Berg 2005
Heinrich, Susanne In den Farben der Nacht 2005
Kern, Björn Einmal noch Marseille 2005
Loeb, Jeph Catwoman: When in Rome 2005
Magnusson, Kristof Zuhause 2005
Meltzer, Brad Identity Crisis 2005
Mora, Terézia Alle Tage 2005
Morrison, Grant We3 2005
Rammstedt, Tilman Wir bleiben in der Nähe 2005
Rucka, Greg; Brubaker, Ed Gotham Central Vol. 2: Half a Life 2005
Toews, Miriam A Complicated Kindness 2005
Vennemann, Kevin Nahe Jedenew 2005
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Was. Wir. Wissen. 2005
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle 2005
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief 2005
Albrecht, Jörg Drei Herzen 2006
Azuma, Kiyohiko Yotsuba&!, Vol. 6 2006
Bechdel, Alison Fun Home 2006
Danz, Daniela Türmer 2006
Dath, Dietmar Dirac 2006
Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking 2006
Einzmann, Nadia Dies und das und das 2006
Jason I killed Adolf Hitler 2006
Littell, Jonathan Die Wohlgesinnten 2006
McCarthy, Cormac The Road 2006
McCloud, Scott Making Comics 2006
Meno, Joe The Boy Detective fails 2006
Stanisic, Sasa Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert 2006
Dath, Dietmar Waffenwetter 2007
Gleba, Kerstin; Schumacher, Eckhard Pop seit 1964 2007
Maack, Benjamin Die Welt ist ein Parkplatz und endet vor Disneyland 2007
McEwan, Ian On Chesil Beach 2007
Melle, Thomas Raumforderung 2007
Sheffield, Rob Love is a Mix Tape 2007
Shusterman, Neal Unwind 2007
Strubel, Antje Rávic Kältere Schichten der Luft 2007
von Steinaecker, Thomas Wallner beginnt zu fliegen 2007
Akers, William M. Your Screenplay Sucks! 2008
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games 2008
Doctorow, Cory Little Brother 2008
Doctorow, Cory Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future 2008
Erpenbeck, Jenny Heimsuchung 2008
Honigmann, Barbara Das überirdische Licht: Rückkehr nach New York 2008
Maazel, Fiona Last Last Chance 2008
Ortheil, Hanns-Josef; Siblewski, Klaus Wie Romane entstehen 2008
Pausch, Randy The last Lecture 2008
Pletzinger, Thomas Die Bestattung eines Hundes 2008
Ricci, Nino The Origin of Species 2008
Rich, Nathaniel The Mayor’s Tongue 2008
Winthrop, Elizabeth Hartley December 2008
Wood, James How Fiction works 2008
Cullen, Dave Columbine 2009
Doctorow, Cory Makers 2009
Dyer, Geoff Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi 2009
Lemire, Jeff Essex County 2009
Mazzucchelli, David Asterios Polyp 2009
Nichholls, David One Day 2009
O’Loughlin, Ed Not untrue and not unkind 2009
Small, David Stitches 2009
Stockett, Kathryn The Help 2009
Franzen, Jonathan Freedom 2010
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh The Bucolic Plague: How two Manhattanites became Gentlemen Farmers 2010
Koch, Roland E. Unter fremdem Himmel 2010
Köhler, Anne Nichts werden macht auch viel Arbeit 2010
Kwok, Jean Girl in Translation 2010
Martel, Frédéric Mainstream. Wie funktioniert, was allen gefällt. 2010
Shteyngart, Gary Super Sad True Love Story 2010
Bá, Gabriel; Moon, Fabio Daytripper 2011

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nach Autorennamen sortiert:

Ahrens, Henning Lauf Jäger lauf 2002
Akers, William M. Your Screenplay Sucks! 2008
Albrecht, Jörg Drei Herzen 2006
Allende, Isabel Paula 1994
Allende, Isabel My invented Country 2003
Atwood, Margaret Negotiating with the Dead 2002
Auster, Paul The New York Trilogy 1987
Auster, Paul In the Country of Lost Things 1987
Azuma, Kiyohiko Yotsuba&!, Vol. 6 2006
B., David Epilepsie 2002
Bá, Gabriel; Moon, Fabio Daytripper 2011
Bechdel, Alison Fun Home 2006
Beigbeder, Frédéric Windows on the World 2003
Bernhard, Thomas Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall. 1986
Bessing, Joachim Tristesse Royale. Das popkulturelle Quintett. 2000
Blume, Judy Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret. 1970
Bönisch, Dana Rocktage 2003
Braun, Marcus Delhi 2002
Brinkmann, Rolf Dieter Rom, Blicke 1979
Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors 2002
Buschheuer, Else www.else-buschheuer.de: Das New York Tagebuch 2002
Busiek, Kurt Superman: Secret Identity 2005
Capote, Truman In Cold Blood 1965
Chabon, Michael The amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 2000
Chandler, Raymond The little Sister 1949
Chang, Jung Wild Swans 1991
Chbosky, Stephen The Perks of being a Wallflower 1999
Cheever, John The Stories of John Cheever 1978
Clowes, Daniel Like a Velvet Glove cast in Iron 1993
Clowes, Daniel Ghost World 1997
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games 2008
Cook, Kenneth Wake in Fright 1961
Cooke, Darwyn The New Frontier 2004
Cruse, Howard Stuck Rubber Baby 1995
Cullen, Dave Columbine 2009
Danz, Daniela Türmer 2006
Dath, Dietmar Sie ist wach: Über ein Mädchen, das hilft, schützt und rettet 2003
Dath, Dietmar Dirac 2006
Dath, Dietmar Waffenwetter 2007
de Beauvoir, Simone Sie kam und blieb 1943
Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking 2006
Diedrich Diederichsen Sexbeat 1985
Dini, Paul The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes 2005
Doctorow, Cory Little Brother 2008
Doctorow, Cory Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future 2008
Doctorow, Cory Makers 2009
Dyer, Geoff Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi 2009
Einzmann, Nadia Dies und das und das 2006
Ellis, Bret Easton Less Than Zero 1985
Ellis, Bret Easton American Psycho 1991
Ellis, Bret Easton Lunar Park 2005
Erpenbeck, Jenny Heimsuchung 2008
Fichte, Hubert Die Palette 1968
Fichte, Hubert Versuch über die Pubertät 1974
Fichte, Hubert Detlevs Imitationen „Grünspan“ 1982
Fielding, Helen Das Tagebuch der Bridget Jones 1996
Fiske, John Reading the Popular 1989
Fiske, John Understanding Popular Culture 1989
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby 1925
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything is illuminated 2002
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely loud and incredibly close 2005
Ford, Richard Independence Day 1995
Forster, E.M. Aspects of the Novel 1927
Frame, Janet An Angle at my Table 1982 bis 1984
Frank, Anne Tagebuch 1947
Franzen, Jonathan Freedom 2010
Frisch, Max Homo Faber 1957
Fuchs, Kristen Die Titanic und Herr Berg 2005
Gaiman, Neil The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 1996
Gaiman, Neil American Gods 2001
Garland, Alex Der Strand 1996
Ginzburg, Natalia Die Stadt und das Haus 1984
Gleba, Kerstin; Schumacher, Eckhard Pop seit 1964 2007
Goetz, Rainald Rave 1998
Goetz, Rainald Abfall für alle 1999
Goetz, Rainald Dekonspiratione 2002
Goldt, Max Die Kugeln in unseren Köpfen 1997
Goldt, Max ‘Mind-boggling’ – Evening Post. 2001
Green, Julien Adrienne Mesurat 1927
Hawke, Ethan The hottest State 1996
Heinrich, Susanne In den Farben der Nacht 2005
Helgason, Hallgrímur Vom zweifelhaften Vergnügen, tot zu sein 2001
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms 1929
Hemingway, Ernest For whom the Bell tolls 1940
Hemingway, Ernest Der Garten Eden 1985
Hennig von Lange, Alexa Woher ich komme 2003
Hens, Gregor Matta verläßt seine Kinder 2004
Hermann, Judith Nichts als Gespenster 2003
Highsmith, Patricia The talented Mr. Ripley 1955
Honigmann, Barbara Alles, alles Liebe! 2000
Honigmann, Barbara Ein Kapitel aus meinem Leben 2004
Honigmann, Barbara Das überirdische Licht: Rückkehr nach New York 2008
Hügel, Hans-Otto Handbuch Populäre Kultur 2003
Illies, Florian Generation Golf 2000
Inoue, Yasushi Meine Mutter 1983
Isherwood, Christopher A Single Man 1964
Ishiguro, Kazuo An Artist of the Floating World 1986
James, Henry The Turn of the Screw 1898
Jansson, Tove Sommerbuch 1972
Jason I killed Adolf Hitler 2006
Jelinek, Elfriede wir sind lockvögel, baby! 1970
Kafka, Franz Die Verwandlung 1912
Kaminer, Wladimir Militärmusik 2001
Katz, Stephan; Goldt, Max Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof 2004
Kern, Björn Einmal noch Marseille 2005
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh The Bucolic Plague: How two Manhattanites became Gentlemen Farmers 2010
King, Stephen The Shining 1977
King, Stephen Gerald’s Game 1992
King, Stephen It 1986
Klein, Naomi No Logo: No Space, no Choice, no Jobs 1999
Koch, Roland E. Unter fremdem Himmel 2010
Köhler, Anne Nichts werden macht auch viel Arbeit 2010
Kracht, Christian Faserland 1995
Kracht, Christian Der gelbe Bleistift 2000
Kracht, Christian 1979 2001
Kundera, Milan Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins 1983
Kwok, Jean Girl in Translation 2010
Lamott, Anne Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life 1994
Leavitt, David The lost Language of Cranes 1986
Leavitt, David A Place I’ve never been 1990
Leavitt, David Martin Bauman 2000
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird 1960
Leky, Mariana Erste Hilfe 2004
Lemire, Jeff Essex County 2009
Lethem, Jonathan The Fortress of Solitude 2003
Lindgren, Astrid Ronja Räubertochter 1981
Littell, Jonathan Die Wohlgesinnten 2006
Loeb, Jeph Batman: The Long Halloween 1998
Loeb, Jeph Catwoman: When in Rome 2005
Lowry, Lois The Giver 1993
Lukianenko, Sergej Wächter der Nacht 1998
Maack, Benjamin Die Welt ist ein Parkplatz und endet vor Disneyland 2007
Maazel, Fiona Last Last Chance 2008
Magnusson, Kristof Zuhause 2005
Malley, Bryan Lee Lost at Sea 2003
Mann, Thomas Der Tod in Venedig 1912
Mann, Thomas Der Zauberberg 1924
Marcus, Greil Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century 1989
Maron, Monika Flugasche 1981
Maron, Monika Animal triste 1996
Martel, Frédéric Mainstream. Wie funktioniert, was allen gefällt. 2010
Maxwell, William Time will darken it 1948
Maynard, Joyce The usual Rules 2003
Mazzucchelli, David Asterios Polyp 2009
McCarthy, Cormac The Road 2006
McCloud, Scott Making Comics 2006
McEwan, Ian On Chesil Beach 2007
Melle, Thomas Raumforderung 2007
Meltzer, Brad Identity Crisis 2005
Meno, Joe The Boy Detective fails 2006
Mensing, Kolja Wie komme ich hier raus? 2002
Merkel, Rainer Das Jahr der Wunder 2001
Miller, Arthur The Crucible 1952
Moody, Rick The Ice Storm 1994
Mora, Terézia Alle Tage 2005
Morrison, Grant We3 2005
Murakami, Haruki Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World 1985
Murakami, Haruki Naokos Lächeln 1987
Murakami, Haruki Mister Aufziehvogel 1994
Murakami, Haruki Sputnik Sweetheart 1999
Murakami, Haruki Kafka am Strand 2002
Murdoch, Iris The Sea, the Sea 1978
Nabokov, Vladimir Lushins Verteidigung 1930
Nabokov, Vladimir Das wahre Leben des Sebastian Knight 1941
Nabokov, Vladimir Bend Sinister 1947
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita 1955
Nabokov, Vladimir Pale Fire 1962
Nabokov, Vladimir Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle 1969
Nakazawa, Keiji Barefoot Gen, Vol 1 + 2 1983,2
Neill, A.S. The Last Man 1938
Neumeister, Andreas Äpfel vom Baum im Kies 1990
Nichholls, David One Day 2009
O’Loughlin, Ed Not untrue and not unkind 2009
O’Nan, Stewart The Speed Queen 1997
O’Nan, Stewart A Prayer for the Dying 1999
O’Nan, Stewart Wish you were here 2002
O’Nan, Stewart The Night Country 2003
Ortheil, Hanns-Josef; Siblewski, Klaus Wie Romane entstehen 2008
Palahniuk, Chuck Fight Club 1996
Pausch, Randy The last Lecture 2008
Pletzinger, Thomas Die Bestattung eines Hundes 2008
Powys, John Cowper Wolf Solent 1929
Powys, John Cowper A Glastonbury Romance 1932
Pratchett, Terry Mort 1987
Preußler, Otfried Krabat 1971
Proust, Marcel Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit 1913 bis 1927
Rammstedt, Tilman Wir bleiben in der Nähe 2005
Rand, Ayn The Fountainhead 1943
Rand, Ayn Atlas Shrugged 1957
Regener, Sven Neue Vahr Süd 2004
Reimann, Brigite Franziska Linkerhand 1976
Ricci, Nino The Origin of Species 2008
Rich, Nathaniel The Mayor’s Tongue 2008
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2000
Rucka, Greg Batman: No Man’s Land. A Novel. 2000
Rucka, Greg; Brubaker, Ed Gotham Central Vol. 2: Half a Life 2005
Sachar, Lois Holes 1998
Sartre, Jean-Paul Geschlossene Gesellschaft 1944
Schiffrin, André The Business of Books 1999
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet 1595
Shakespeare, William Hamlet 1603
Sheffield, Rob Love is a Mix Tape 2007
Shteyngart, Gary Super Sad True Love Story 2010
Shusterman, Neal Unwind 2007
Small, David Stitches 2009
Sontag, Susan Against Interpretation. And other Essays. 1964
Spiegelman, Art Maus 1987
Stamm, Peter Blitzeis 1999
Stanisic, Sasa Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert 2006
Starling, Boris Messiah 1999
Stegner, Wallace Crossing to Safety 1987
Stegner, Wallace On Teaching and Writing Fiction 2002
Stern, Roger The Death and Life of Superman 1993
Stockett, Kathryn The Help 2009
Stoker, Bram Dracula 1897
Strubel, Antje Rávic Kältere Schichten der Luft 2007
Swift, Graham Waterland 1983
Taniguchi, Jiro Vertraute Fremde 1998
Thompson, Craig Blankets 2003
Tobe, Keiko With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child 2000 bis 2010
Toews, Miriam Swing Low: A Life 2000
Toews, Miriam A Complicated Kindness 2005
Tolstoi, Leo Anna Karenina 1873
Tschechow, Anton Die großen Dramen 1895 bis 1901
Ueland, Brenda If you want to write 1938
Updike, John Rabbit, Run 1960
Updike, John Rabbit at Rest 1990
Updike, John The Early Stories: 1953 – 1975 2003
Urquhart, Jane The Underpainter 1997
Vennemann, Kevin Nahe Jedenew 2005
Verne, Jules In 80 Tagen um die Welt 1873
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Faust I 1808
von Steinaecker, Thomas Wallner beginnt zu fliegen 2007
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Livealbum 1999
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Remix. Texte 1996-1999. 2001
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Festwertspeicher der Kontrollgesellschaft. Remix 2. 2004
von Stuckrad-Barre, Benjamin Was. Wir. Wissen. 2005
Wallace, David Foster A supposedly fun Thing I’ll never do again 1996
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle 2005
Walser, Martin Ehen in Philippsburg 1957
Walser, Robert Jakob von Gunten 1909
Wilder, Thornton Our Town 1938
Winick, Judd Pedro and me 2000
Winthrop, Elizabeth Hartley December 2008
Wolfe, Thomas Look Homeward, Angel 1929
Wolfe, Thomas You can’t go home again 1940
Wood, James How Fiction works 2008
Yates, Richard Revolutionary Road 1961
Yoshimoto, Banana Kitchen 1988
Yoshimoto, Banana Amrita 1994
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief 2005

verwandte Links:

deutsche Romane 2011: Empfehlungen / Hoffnungsträger

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Perlentaucher listet alle Rezensionen aller deutschsprachigen Prosawerke des Jahres auf einer eigenen Seite (Link): 170 Bücher zu 2011.

Am Freitag ging ich durch die Liste und fand meine Favoriten:

Interessante, kuriose, vielversprechende Romane 2011.

Hier 24 Titel, auf die ich einen genaueren Blick werfen will:

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kein gutes Gefühl – aber gute Kritiken:

gute Ansätze – aber kein gutes Gefühl:

gutes Gefühl – aber das Thema liegt mir nicht:

solide – das werde ich lesen:

Favoriten – das lese ich bald:

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bereits gelesen, dieses Jahr:

  • Astrid Rosenfeld: “Adams Erbe”, 384 Seiten, Diogenes [die ersten 130 Seiten: klingt wie schlechter John Irving. Enttäuschend!]

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Update: Hier auch eine Goodreads-Liste von mir, zum Ergänzen und Voten: Belletristrik 2011 – deutschsprachige Romane (Link)

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verwandte Links:

  • Buchtipps 2011: meine Lieblingsbücher des Jahres (Link)
  • Buchmesse 2011: Favoriten und Enttäuschungen (Link)
  • der deutsche Buchpreis 2011: Übersicht der nominierten Titel (Link)
  • meine Literaturempfehlungen für September 2011 (Link)
  • junge deutschsprachige Literatur: 50 Empfehlungen (Link)
  • 10 neue US-Fernsehserien: Empfehlungen (Link)

2010 / 2011: My personal Soundtrack [14, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 14’, October 2010 to October 2011.

For part one, 1997 to 1998, please go here (Link).

For part two, 1998 to 1999, please go here (Link).

For a complete list of all 14 years, go here (Link tba).

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  • Frightened Rabbit: Poke
  • Say hi: Take you Dancing
  • Jesse Payne: The Manhattan Project
  • The Extra Lens: Cruiserweights
  • REM: ÜBerlin
  • Perry Keyes: In ancient Rome
  • Bill Callahan: The Breeze (my Baby cries)
  • Fanfarlo: The Walls are coming down
  • Sufjan Stevens: Chicago
  • Pete Yorn: Lose you
  • The Mountain Goats: You were cool
  • The Irrepressibles: In his Shirt
  • Young Republic: Girl from the Northern States
  • Matt Nathanson: Bent / Such Great Heights (Live version)
  • My Morning Jacket: Phone went west
  • Boy: Drive Darlin’
  • Beirut: A Candle’s Fire
  • Pickering Pick: Egypt
  • Xiroi: Goodbye Goodbye
  • The Gaslight Anthem: We did it when we were young

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Frightened Rabbit – Poke:

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Say hi – Take ya’ dancing’ (awesome video!):

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Jesse Payne – The Manhattan Project:

http://harmondrive.com/2010/11/24/jesse-payne-manhattan-project/

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The Extra Lens – Cruiserweights (another band of Josh Darnell, singer of ‘The Mountain Goats’):

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REM – ÜBerlin:

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Perry Keyes – In Ancient Rome (‘Californication’ OST):

I bought it here. It’s awesome! http://www.amazon.de/In-Ancient-Rome/dp/B002HDGCR8

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Bill Callahan – The Breeze (My Baby cries):

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Fanfarlo – The Walls are coming down:

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Sufjan Stevens – Chicago (I know: I’m a little late to the party…):

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Pete Yorn – Lose you (good album version is geoblocked):

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The Mountain Goats – You were cool (saw this live in Toronto in April. There’s no album version yet):

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The Irrepressibles – In his Shirt (What a video!):

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The Young Republic – Girl from the Northern States (album version is better!):

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Matt Nathanson – Bent / Such Great Heights (sorry for the bad quality):

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My Morning Jacket – Phone went west:

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Boy – Drive Daling:

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Beirut – A Candle’s Fire:

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Pickering Pick – Egypt (unplugged version):

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Xiroi – Goodbye Goodbye:

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The Gaslight Anthem – We did it when we were young:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)

Life Lessons learned: 11 schlechte Ratschläge und Lebensregeln

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Freund S. – begeistert von mnmlist.com (Link) und Apartment Therapy (Link) mailt hin und wieder ‘Entrümpele dein Leben!’– oder ‘Live with less!’-Links voller Ratschläge und Checklisten.

Viele Tipps sind klug und hilfreich.

Aber ein paar… schaudrig und traurig.

Hier: die 11 schlechtesten Ratschläge / “Wahrheiten” aus diversen ‘Life Advice’-Listen!

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01: Sei zufrieden mit dem, was du hast.

02: Ziele sind nicht so wichtig, wie wir denken: Versuche, für eine Woche lang ohne Ziele zu arbeiten. Du wirst sehen, dass du traumhafte Dinge zu Stande bekommst!

03: Sag niemals “nie”. Sobald du etwas kategorisch ausschließt, wird dich die Welt vom Gegenteil überzeugen.

04: Investiere bei jeder Anschaffung in Qualitätsarbeit.

05: Alles, was du hasst, wird diesen Hass erwidern: Menschen, Lebenslagen und Gegenstände werden gegen dich arbeiten.

06: Du bist zu 100 Prozent für deine Gefühle verantwortlich: Glücklich zu sein ist deine persönliche, private Aufgabe. Und die wichtigste Verantwortung, die du auf dieser Erde trägst.

07: Fast jedes Klischee enthält eine Wahrheit, so tiefgründig und wahr, dass Leute diese Wahrheit erst zum Klischee werden lassen.

08: Umgebe dich stets mit den richtigen Leuten.

09: Dein persönlicher Stil? Die Summe aller Kleidungsstücke, in denen du dich am wohlsten fühlst.

10: Veröffentliche dein Leben niemals online. Behalte dein Privatleben für dich.

11: Ein Mensch, der furchtlos über seine Schwächen spricht, ist so selten / rar wie ein Diamant.

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Keiner dieser Ratschläge ist völlig falsch, komplett daneben – aber jeder würde aus mir einen grundlegend anderen, windschiefen Menschen machen. Und da liegt auch – für mich – der große Spaß beim Schreiben (Link): ein, zwei Grundprinzipien, die *nicht* meine eigenen sind, reichen oft schon, um die Konflikte, Träume, Stärken einer ganzen Figur zu bestimmen.

“Umgebe dich stets mit den richtigen Leuten?”

Ich würde gerne sehen, was passiert, wenn jemand versucht – erst zaghaft, später mit allen Mitteln und Konsequenzen – nach so einer Maxime zu leben.

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verwandte Links:

  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • “Ideas worth spreading”: Forschung, Video Talks,  Information (Link)
  • Buchtipps 2011: meine Lieblingsbücher des Jahres (Link)

2001 / 2002: My personal Soundtrack [05, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 5’, October 2000 to October 2001.

For part one, 1997 to 1998, please go here (Link).

For part two, 1998 to 1999, please go here (Link).

For part a complete listing of all years, 1997 to 2011, please go here (Link tba).

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  • Joe 90: Cars go by
  • Christian Kane: Not here
  • Elvis Costello: Every Day I write the Book
  • Dar Williams: As cool as I am
  • Starsailor: Good Souls
  • David Gray: This Year’s Love
  • Jann Arden: Hanging by a Thread
  • Jewel: Emily
  • Jim Croce: These Dreams
  • Eskobar: Angels
  • Melanie: Detroit or Buffalo
  • PJ Harvey: Who will love me now?
  • U2: Walk on
  • Pet Shop Boys: You choose
  • Aimee Mann: 4th of July
  • Train: Drops of Jupiter
  • Elton John: Tiny Dancer
  • Melanie: Long long Time
  • REM: Nightswimming
  • REM: Sweetness follows

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Joe 90 – Cars go by:

not available – not even on Amazon (Link).

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Christian Kane – Not here:

http://de.simfy.com/artists/11763-Kane/albums/386751-As-Long-As-You-Want-This/tracks/12696750-Not-Here

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Elvis Costello – Everyday I write the Book:

I like a specific cover version by (singer-songwriter-turned-sexologist) Jallen Rix… but it’s not available online.

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Dar Williams – As cool as I am:

awesome, super-dorky 1996 music video: http://www.totallyfuzzy.net/ourtube/dar-williams/as-cool-as-i-am-video_c6bc9e48c.html

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Starsailor – Good Souls:

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David Gray – This Year’s Love:

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Jann Arden – Hanging by a Thread:

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Jewel – Emily:

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Jim Croce – These Dreams:

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Eskobar – Angels:

not available.

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Melanie – Detroit or Buffalo:

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P.J. Havey – Who will love me now?

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U2 – Walk on:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlvq89_u2-walk-on_music

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Pet Shop Boys – You choose:

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Aimee Mann – 4th of July:

only a live version, sorry.

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Train – Drops of Jupiter:

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Elton John – Tiny Dancer (featured in Cameron Crowe’s ‘Amost Famous’):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcy6b7_elton-john-tiny-dancer_music

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Melanie – Long long time:

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REM – Nightswimming:

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REM – Sweetness follows:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)

2000 / 2001: My personal Soundtrack [04, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 4’, October 2000 to October 2001.

For part one, 1997 to 1998, please go here (Link).

For part two, 1998 to 1999, please go here (Link).

For part three, 1999 to 2000, please go here (Link).

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  • Aimee Mann: Par for the Course
  • JJ72: Oxygen
  • Eskobar: On the Ground
  • Better than Ezra: At the Stars
  • Eva Cassidy: I know you by heart
  • Neil Finn: Message to my Girl (Live Piano Solo)
  • Robbie Williams: Road to Mandalay
  • K’s Choice: Live for real
  • Bliss: Not quite Paradise
  • Eva Cassidy: Anniversary Song
  • Chris Isaak: Graduation Day
  • Krezip: I would stay
  • Crash Test Dummies: Superman Song
  • Five for Fighting: Superman
  • Semisonic: Gone to the Movies
  • The Wallflowers: We could be Heroes
  • Willard Grant Conspiracy: Another lonely Night
  • Maná: En el muelle de san blas
  • Starsailor: Love is here
  • The Divine Comedy: The Summerhouse

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Aimee Mann – Par for the Course:

not available. 😦

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JJ72 – Oxygen:

http://www.simfy.de/artists/102371-JJ72/albums/386573-JJ72/tracks/12694566-Oxygen

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Eskobar – On the Ground:

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Better than Ezra – At the Stars (the album version is better than this video):

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Eva Cassidy – I know you by heart:

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Neil Finn (Crowded House) – Message to my Girl:

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Robbie Wiliams – Road to Mandalay:

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K’s Choice – Live for real:

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Bliss: Not quite Paraidse (Titan A.E.):

geoblocked / not available in Europe 😦

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Eva Cassidy – Anniversary Song:

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Chris Isaak – Graduation Day:

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Krezip – I would stay:

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Crash Test Dummies – Superman Song:

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Five for Fighting – Superman:

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Semisonic – Gone to the Movies:

http://www.simfy.de/artists/5163-Semisonic/albums/8643-Feeling-Strangely-Fine/tracks/274177-Gone-To-The-Movies

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The Wallflowers – We could be Heroes:

…featured in this (awesome) trailer for Sam Sheppard’s “Hamlet”:

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Willard Grant Conspiracy – Another lonely Night:

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Maná – En el muelle de san blas:

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Starsailor – Love is here (sorry for the strange remix / overproduced version):

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The Divine Comedy – The Summer House:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)

Buchtipps 2011: meine Lieblingsbücher des Jahres

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Nur kurz, und nur als Mosaik:

The best books I’ve read in 2011.

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verwandte Links:

  • meine Literaturempfehlungen für September 2011 (Link)
  • junge deutschsprachige Literatur: 50 Empfehlungen (Link)
  • 10 neue US-Fernsehserien: Empfehlungen (Link)

1999 / 2000: My personal Soundtrack [03, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 3’, October 1999 to October 2000.

For part one, 1997 to 1998, please go here (Link).

For part two, 1998 to 1999, please go here (Link)

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  • Alanis Morissette: That I would be good
  • Michael Penn: Lucky One
  • Keith Caputo: Broken
  • Aimee Mann: Save me
  • Aimee Mann: Wise up
  • Bush: Letting the Cables sleep
  • The Corrs: So young
  • Travis: Driftwood
  • Paula Cole: I don’t want to wait (Theme from ‘Dawson’s Creek’)
  • Annie Lennox: Seventeen again
  • Andreas Johnson: Glorious
  • Travis: Why does it always rain on me?
  • Melanie: Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Keith Caputo: Why
  • Keith Caputo: Selfish
  • Andreas Johnson: The Games we play
  • Briskeby: Loveenterprise
  • Counting Crows: Round here
  • Heather Nova: Paper Cup
  • Melanie: Leftover Wine

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Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Alanis Morissette – That I would be good:

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Michael Penn – Lucky One:

http://www.simfy.de/artists/150817-Michael-Penn/albums/378285-Palms-Runes-Tarot-Tea-A-Michael-Penn-Collection/tracks/12588599

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Keith Caputo – Home:

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Aimee Mann – Save me:

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Aimee Mann – Wise up:

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Bush – Letting the Cables sleep:

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The Corrs – So young:

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Travis – Driftwood:

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Paula Cole – I don’t want to wait:

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Eurythmics -17 again:

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Andreas Johnson – Glorious:

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Travis – Why does it always rain on me?

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Melanie Safka – Mr. Tambourine Man:

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Keith Caputo – Why:

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Keith Caputo – Selfish:

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Andreas Johnson – The Games we play:

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Briskeby – Loveenterprise:

http://www.simfy.de/artists/819-Briskeby/albums/18331-Jeans-For-Onassis/tracks/561868

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Counting Crows – Round here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdx031_counting-crows-round-here_music

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Heather Nova – Paper Cup:

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Melanie – Leftover Wine:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)

Underdog Literature, October 2011: 15 fresh or surprising, off-the-wall titles

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Here are 15 books that caught my interest lately.

Fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious titles that might deserve more attention:

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01: LINDSAY HUNTER, ‘Daddy’s’, 224 pages, 2010.

02: AMY WALDMAN, ‘The Submission’, 300 pages, 2011.

03: JOHN SAYLES, ‘A Moment in the Sun’, 955 pages, 2011.

04: OLGA GRUSHIN, ‘The Dream Life of Sukhanov’, 368 pages, 2005.

05: SALVADOR PLASCENCIA, ‘The People of Paper’, 256 pages, 2005.

06: JOHN BARNES: ‘Tales from the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973’, 496 pages, 2009.

07: RON CURRIE Jr., ‘Everything matters!’, 320 pages, 2009.

08: MARTIN WILSON, ‘What they always tell us’, 293 pages, 2008. [Young Adult]

09: WILKIE COLLINS, ‘The Woman in White’, 672 pages, 1876. [Horror]

10: THOMAS SAVAGE, ‘The Power of the Dog’, 304 pages, 1967.

11: JORIS-KARL HUYSMANS, ‘Against Nature’, 288 pages, 1884.

12: JOHN EDWARD WILLIAMS, ‘Stoner’, 278 pages, 1965.

13: WILLIAM BOYD, ‘Any Human Heart’, 512 pages, 2002.

14: NICHOLAS MOSLEY, ‘Hopeful Monsters’, 550 pages, 1990.

15: MARY GLADYS MEREDITH WEBB, ‘Precious Bane’, 32o pages, 1924.

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Here are five books that made me curious enough to buy them:

01: NANCY E. TURNER, ‘These is my Words’, 384, 1998.

02: WENDELL BERRY, ‘Jayber Crow’, 363 pages, 2000.

03: NANCY WERLIN, ‘The Rules of Survival’, 272 pages, 2006. [Young Adult]

04: HERTA MÜLLER, ‘Der König verneigt sich und tötet’, 203 pages, 2003. [German, title of the translation: ‘The King bows and kills’]

05: GAIL TSUKIYAMA, ‘The Samurai’s Garden’, 211 pages, 1994.

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…and finally, here are three books that I read – and that were really good:

1: 5 of 5 stars: TOVE JANSSON, ‘Summer Book’, 160 pages, 1972.

2: 5 of 5 stars [a little slow and not for everyone – but an excellent portrait]: WALLACE STEGNER, ‘Crossing to Safety’, 368 pages, 1987.

3: 4 of 5 stars: JEAN KWOK, ‘Girl in Translation’, 293 pages, 2010.

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related Posts:

and:

Frankfurter Buchmesse: Romane und Neuerscheinungen

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13 schlechte – und 6 gute (?) – neue Romane und Essays in deutscher Übersetzung:

Zur Frankfurter Buchmesse schlug ich die wichtigsten – und: interessantesten – neuen Titel aus dem Ausland bei Amazon und Goodreads nach.

Das Ergebnis? Zwei kurze Listen:

13 stark beworbene – aber, im Wertungsschnitt: überraschend schlechte – Neuerscheinungen.

…und 8 beliebte / vielversprechendere Alternativen.

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bei Lesern wenig Anklang fanden:

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1) David Monteagudo, “Fin” (ich wünschte SO sehr, das wäre gut!)

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7533690-fin

http://www.amazon.de/Ende-David-Monteagudo/dp/3498045202/ref=sr_1_44?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196349&sr=1-44

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2) Rebecca Makkai, “The Borrower”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9902278-the-borrower

http://www.amazon.de/Ausgeliehen-Rebecca-Makkai/dp/3550088485/ref=sr_1_160?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196598&sr=1-160

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3) Lee Rourke: “Der Kanal”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7199936-the-canal

http://www.amazon.de/Kanal-Roman-Lee-Rourke/dp/3938539208/ref=sr_1_205?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196716&sr=1-205

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4) Nicholas Shakespeare: “Die Erbschaft”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8348558-inheritance

http://www.amazon.de/Die-Erbschaft-Nicholas-Shakespeare/dp/3498064134/ref=sr_1_313?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196935&sr=1-313

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5) Bill Clegg: “Portrait des Süchtigen als junger Mann”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6929931-portrait-of-an-addict-as-a-young-man

http://www.amazon.de/Portr%C3%A4t-eines-S%C3%BCchtigen-junger-Mann/dp/3100108485/ref=sr_1_396?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316197069&sr=1-396

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6) A.S. Byatt: “Das Buch der Kinder”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6280379-the-children-s-book

http://www.amazon.de/Das-Buch-Kinder-Antonia-Byatt/dp/3100044177/ref=sr_1_407?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316197093&sr=1-407

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7) Gudmundur Oskarsson: “Bankster”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7717450-bankster

http://www.amazon.de/Bankster-Gu%C3%B0mundur-%C3%93skarsson/dp/362700177X/ref=sr_1_423?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316197134&sr=1-423

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8) Elif Batuman: “Die Besessenen: Abenteuer mit russischen Büchern und ihren Lesern”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6763627-the-possessed

http://www.amazon.de/Die-Besessenen-Abenteuer-russischen-B%C3%BCchern/dp/3036956042/ref=sr_1_431?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316197134&sr=1-431

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9) Richard Milward: “Apples”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/913705.Apples

http://www.amazon.de/Apples-Richard-Milward/dp/3833308125/ref=sr_1_1527?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316205724&sr=1-1527

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10) Umberto Eco: “Der Friedhof in Prag”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9623788-il-cimitero-di-praga

http://www.amazon.de/Friedhof-Prag-Roman-Umberto-Eco/dp/3446237364/ref=sr_1_1524?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316205702&sr=1-1524

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11: Nicholson Baker, “Haus der Löcher”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10108469-house-of-holes

http://www.amazon.de/Haus-L%C3%B6cher-Nicholson-Baker/dp/3498006711/ref=sr_1_518?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316201016&sr=1-518

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12: Chuck Palahniuk, “Tell-All” / “Diva”:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6855294-tell-all

http://www.amazon.de/Diva-Roman-Chuck-Palahniuk/dp/3442546850/ref=sr_1_1369?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316205157&sr=1-1369

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13: Jeffrey Eugenides, “Die Liebeshandlung” (lauwarm? Mitelmaß?)

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10964693-the-marriage-plot

http://www.amazon.de/Die-Liebeshandlung-Jeffrey-Eugenides/dp/3498016741/ref=sr_1_1355?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316205103&sr=1-1355

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Daumen hoch:

1) António Lobo Antunes: “An den Flüssen”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969141-s-bolos-rios-que-v-o

http://www.amazon.de/den-Fl%C3%BCssen-die-str%C3%B6men-Roman/dp/363087374X/ref=sr_1_194?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196680&sr=1-194

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2) William H. Gass: “Der Tunnel”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/156182.The_Tunnel

http://www.amazon.de/Tunnel-William-H-Gass/dp/3498024884/ref=sr_1_322?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196935&sr=1-322

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3) William Trevor: “Turgenevs Schatten”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1354222.Reading_Turgenev

http://www.amazon.de/Turgenjews-Schatten-Willliam-Trevor/dp/3455403425/ref=sr_1_347?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316196982&sr=1-347 (aber: bereits 20 Jahre alt!)

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4) Isabel Ashdown: “Sunday Girl”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11332560-hurry-up-and-wait

http://www.amazon.de/Sunday-Girl-Isabel-Ashdown/dp/3821861371/ref=sr_1_1788?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316207104&sr=1-1788

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5) Markus Nummi: “Bonbontag”

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9676686-karkkip-iv

http://www.amazon.de/Bonbontag-suhrkamp-taschenbuch-Markus-Nummi/dp/3518462768/ref=sr_1_2110?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316207888&sr=1-2110

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6) und… passend zum Gastland Island… in einer neuen Taschenbuchausgabe: “Skimmer” / “Der Mondtrinker” von Göran Tunström, 1996:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3203991-le-buveur-de-lune

http://www.amazon.de/Mondtrinker-Roman-G%C3%B6ran-Tunstr%C3%B6m/dp/3423140399/ref=sr_1_1611?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316206649&sr=1-1611

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verwandte Links:

  • meine Literaturempfehlungen für September 2011 (Link)
  • junge deutschsprachige Literatur: 50 Empfehlungen (Link)
  • 10 neue US-Fernsehserien: Empfehlungen (Link)

1998 / 1999: My personal Soundtrack [02, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 2’, October 1998 to October 1999.

For part one, please go here (Link).

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  • Chemical Brothers: Let forever be
  • Baz Luhrman: Sunscreen 1999
  • Shanks & Bigfoot: Sweet like Chocolate
  • David Bowie: Seven
  • Manic Street Preachers: If you tolerate this
  • David Gray: Please forgive me
  • Live: The Dolphin’s Cry
  • Savage Garden: Two Beds and a Coffee Machine
  • Sting: Brand New Day
  • David Bowie: Something in the Air
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Otherside
  • Morcheeba: Fear and Love
  • Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly
  • Carole King: You’ve got a Friend
  • Chemical Brothers: Asleep from Day

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Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Chemical Brothers – “Let forever be”:

Baz Luhrman – “Sunscreen 1999”:

Shanks & Bigfoot – “Sweet like Chocolate”:

David Bowie – “Seven”:

Manic Street Preachers – “If you tolerate this”:

David Gray – “Please forgive me”:

Live – “The Dolphin’s Cry”:

Sting – “Brand New Day”:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhsu9e_sting-brand-new-day_music

David Bowie – “Something in the Air”:

P.J. Harvey – “Love too soon”:

Jann Arden – “Run like mad”:

Bon Jovie – “Real Life”:

Neon Genesis Evangelion – “Fly me to the Moon”:

The Fifth Dimension – “Last Night I didn’t get to sleep at all”:

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Otherside”:

Morcheeba – “Fear and Love”:

Foo Fighters – “Learn to Fly”:

Carole King – “You’ve got a Friend”:

Chemical Brothers – “Asleep from Day”:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)

1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack [01, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 1’, October 1997 to October 1998.

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  • Del Amitri: Nothing ever happens
  • Frank Black: Man of Steel
  • Don Henley: Boys of Summer
  • Alanis Morissette: Thank you
  • REM: Everybody Hurts
  • Gus: Don’t fear the Reaper
  • Cowboy Junkies: Sweet Jane
  • Buffalo Tom: Soda Jerk
  • Green Day: Good riddance
  • Patsy Cline: Never no more
  • Roxette: June Afternoon
  • Silverchair: I miss you love
  • Jewel: Foolish Games
  • Pachelbel: Canon in D (Quartet)
  • David Bowie, Lou Reed et al.: Perfect Day

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Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Del Amitri – Nothing ever happens:

Frank Black – Man of Steel:

Don Henley – Boys of Summer:

Alanis Morissette – Thank you:

REM – Everybody hurts:

Gus – Don’t fear the Reaper:

Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane:

Buffalo Tom – Soda Jerk:

Green Day – Good Riddance:

Patsy Cline – Never no more:

W.G. Snuffy Walden – Theme from ‘My so-called Life’:

Vonda Shepard – You belong to me:

Mark Snow – ‘Millennium’ Theme:

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Harry to Hospital (‘Wild Palms’):

Michael Nyman – The Departure:

Roxette – June Afternoon:

Silverchair – Miss you love:

Jewel – Foolish Games:

Pachelbel – Kanon in D Dur (String Quartet Version):

David Bowie, Lou Reed etc. – Perfect Day:

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related Links:

  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)