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2009 Winter Reading List
February 3, 2009, Volume 55, No. 20

A group of students, alumni, faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, has compiled a list of books that they believe are perfect for winter reading.

In alphabetical order they are:

Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman (2008)

George Orwell’s Essays—Everyman’s Library Edition (2002)

My Vocabulary Did This to Me by Jack Spicer (2008)

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs (1959)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (1962)

The Alphabet by Ron Silliman (1998)

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane (2008)

The Method by Sasha Steensen (2008)

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño (2007)

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1998)

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (2007)

Kelly Writers House, a 13-room Victorian cottage on Penn’s campus, is a gathering place and resource for writers in Philadelphia and a space for experiment and innovation on the web. Additional information is available at http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/.

Almanac - February 3, 2009, Volume 55, No. 20