I wrote some nonsense about Romanticism, the supreme narcissism of Buddhism, surrealism and its relationship to post-modernism (but not Marxism; late modernism and post-modernism were largely CIA-funded operations: even The Fugs were probably on a CIA record label, which makes one of their members later turning out to be narc who prosecuted a prominent European graffiti artist beautifying his real estate not so surprising), Dr. Seuss’ terrifying war and peacetime propaganda, and the queen of Europe, Björk.
You can read it here.
Here’s the full list of books featured in this edition:
Flowers of Evil (both the Charles Baudelaire book and the Shuzo Oshimi manga)
Louis Bourgeois: The Spider and the Tapestry edited by Hauser and Wirth and also Louis Bourgeois: An unfolding Portrait by Deborah Wye.
Meret Oppenheim: Retrospective by Elisabeth Bronfen, Heike Eipeldauer and Christiane Meyer-Thoss
Surrealism by Mary Ann Caws
Poet in Spain by Garcia Lorca, edited and translated by Sarah Arvo
Wessex and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy
Rumi, Day By Day by Rumi, edited and translated by Mafi Maryam
The Romantic Poets by—you guessed it—the romantic poets, published by Canterbury Classics (I couldn’t find who edited it)
Paradise Lost by John Milton, edited by Dennis Danielson whose parallel prose translation I did not read
Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death by Yoel Hoffman
The Upanishads edited and translated by Juan Mascaro
Dr. Seuss Goes to War 1 and 2 by Andre Schiffrin and Richard H. Minear respectively
The Lorax and The Cat in the Hat 2 by Dr. Seuss
The World of Edena by Moebius
Nikopol trilogy and Century’s End by Enki Bilal (the latter with Pierre Christin)
Land of Love and Ruins by Oddný Eir
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf