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David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books

David_Bowie_(1967)After five months at the V&A Museum in London, the David Bowie Is retrospective has moved to Toronto, where it will run at the Art Gallery of Ontario through November 27th.

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Speaking at the opening in Toronto, exhibition curator Geoffrey Marsh spoke of David Bowie, calling him a “voracious reader” who is known to read up to “a book a day”.  Marsh also revealed Bowie’s list of favorite books – all 100 of them.

The topics of the books range from psychology to theatre, history to autobiographies, and comics to poetry. View the list below.

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The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz
The Coast of Utopia (trilogy), Tom Stoppard
Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945, Jon Savage
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler
A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1890-1924, Orlando Figes
The Insult, Rupert Thomson
Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon
The Bird Artist, Howard Norman
Kafka Was The Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir, Anatole Broyard
Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective, Arthur C. Danto
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Camille Paglia
David Bomberg, Richard Cork
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom, Peter Guralnick
The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin
Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd
Nowhere To Run: The Story of Soul Music, Gerri Hirshey
Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter
Money, Martin Amis
White Noise, Don DeLillo
Flaubert’s Parrot, Julian Barnes
The Life and Times of Little Richard, Charles White
A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
Interviews with Francis Bacon, David Sylvester
Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess
Raw (a ‘graphix magazine’)
Viz (magazine)
The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels
Metropolitan Life, Fran Lebowitz
In Between the Sheets, Ian McEwan
Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, ed. Malcolm Cowley
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes
Tales of Beatnik Glory, Ed Saunders
Mystery Train, Greil Marcus
Selected Poems, Frank O’Hara
Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, Otto Friedrich
In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Towards the Re-definition of Culture, George Steiner
Octobriana and the Russian Underground, Peter Sadecky
The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll, Charlie Gillete
The Quest For Christa T, Christa Wolf
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock, Nik Cohn
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Journey into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg
Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr.
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
City of Night, John Rechy
Herzog, Saul Bellow
Puckoon, Spike Milligan
The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea, Yukio Mishima
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Inside the Whale and Other Essays, George Orwell
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
Private Eye (magazine)
On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious, Douglas Harding
Silence: Lectures and Writing, John Cage
Strange People, Frank Edwards
The Divided Self, R. D. Laing
All The Emperor’s Horses, David Kidd
Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse
The Leopard, Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard
Room at the Top, John Braine
A Grave for a Dolphin, Alberto Denti di Pirajno
The Outsider, Colin Wilson
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
The Street, Ann Petry
Black Boy, Richard Wright



Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

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