The New York Times

By the Book: Richard Lloyd Parry

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

Q: What books are on your nightstand?

A: The books beside my bed are like the expensive, and suspiciously unsullied, pair of running shoes in the cupboard: an aspiration, and a symbol of the man I would like to be rather than the one I truly am. I’ve got the “Collected Poems” of W.B. Yeats and Ted Hughes, both of which I did in fact read a good deal of over the summer. I’ve got “Asia’s Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance,” by Richard McGregor, which I hear great things about. “Quennets,” by Philip Terry, is a book of experimental poetry, purchased in a fit of avant-garde fervour that I will no doubt get round to one of these decades.

Right at the bottom of the pile is “Ulysses,” by James Joyce. I know, I know ... I read it at university, and then got halfway through it again in my 30s. And then stopped. For a while, I kept it

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Interese conexe

Mai multe de la The New York Times

The New York Times7 min citite
Ali Wong Is Crossing Lines Again,This Time in a Book
The star of two uproarious Netflix comedy specials is nervous about how people will react to her essay collection. “I hope my siblings don’t get pissed at me,” she says.
The New York Times4 min citite
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize
The Booker Prize judges rebelled against the literary prize’s rules and awarded it to “The Testaments” (by Margaret Atwood) and “Girl, Woman, Other” (by Bernardine Evaristo).
The New York Times4 min citite
When You Take a Great Photo, Thank the Algorithm in Your Phone
Not too long ago, tech giants like Apple and Samsung raved about the number of megapixels they were cramming into smartphone cameras to make photos look clearer. Nowadays, all the handset-makers are shifting focus to the algorithms, artificial intell