2022-23 American Library in Paris Book Group

Writing the Impasse: Capitalism and Narrative

Date and time to be decided by the group (Spaces Open)

A mix of contemporary fiction, essays and theory exploring the strange impasses of life under capitalism and the climate emergency.

Led by Taylor Mitchell.

Reading List*

  • Seasonal Associate by Heike Geissler
  • No-Signal Area by Robert Perišić
  • Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett
  • Death by Landscape by Elvia Wilk
  • Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
  • The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Tsing (selected chapters)
  • On the Inconvenience of Other People by Lauren Berlant (selected chapters)
  • World of Interiors by Aurelia Guo
  • People who Lunch: essays on work, leisure & loose living quantity by Sally Olds
  • The Employees by Olga Ravn and Martin Aitken
  • Sterling Karat Gold by Isabel Waidner
  • The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
  • Remains by Daryll Delgados
  • Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville by Estelle Hoy
  • Cruising Utopia by José Esteban Muñoz (selected chapters)
  • Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World by Lucy Ives

*Please note this is the longlist (reading list to be selected by the group)

Meeting Dates

  • Dates to be decided by the group
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