Know Thy Shelf | 08

Hi, folks!

This is post number eight of #knowthyshelf, a meme/tag/ series of photos documenting my bookshelves.

1) Book from this shelf you would save in an emergency:
  • Hospício é Deus and O Sofredor do Ver, by Maura Lopes Cançado (respectively, 1965 and 1968)
2) Book that has been in this shelf for the longest time:
  • The Divine Comedy – 3 vols., by Dante Alighieri, tr. Mark Musa (2003. Original: La Divina Commedia, 1307)
3) Newest addition to this shelf:
  • Transit, by Rachel Cusk (2016)
4) Book from this shelf you are most excited to read or reread:
  • Eline Vere: A Novel of the Hague, by Louis Couperus, tr. Ina Rilke (2010. Original: Eline Vere, 1889) 💘
5) Any poetry books?
  • Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz: Selected Works, edited and translated by Edith Grossman (2015. Original: El divino Narciso – 1688,  Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz – 1691, Primero sueño – 1692)
  • Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments, by Elise Cowen, edited by Tony Trigilio (2014)
6) Any nonfiction books?
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang (1991)
  • O demônio da teoria, by Antoine Compagnon, tr. Cleonice Paes (2010. Original: Le démon de la théorie: Littérature et sens commun, 1998)
  • Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith, by Octavio Paz, tr. Margaret Sayers Peden (1990. Original: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o Las trampas de la fe, 1982)
  • The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries, by Jessa Crispin (2015)
7) Most read author in this shelf:
And now a question for you:
8) What does this shelf tell YOU about ME as a reader?

Feel free to do this tag, too! As always, I’d love to peruse your bookshelves 🙂

Yours truly,


‘Woman Writing at a Table’, by Thomas Anshutz, c. 1905.

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