Naming

An ongoing and numinous list of words loved and writers remembered :

Trilogy, Pilate’s Wife–H.D.; The Waste Land –T.S. Eliot; The World’s Wife — Carol Ann Duffy; North— Seamus Heaney; The Lost Land –Eavan Boland. W. B. Yeats. John Donne. Murder in the Cathedral–T.S. Eliot. Rabindranath Tagore. Waiting for Godot–Samuel Beckett. Audre Lorde. S.V. ‘Agyeya.’ The Book of Longing–Leonard Cohen.

Alias Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale, Surfacing–Margaret Atwood; The Awakening–Kate Chopin; The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Mansfield. The Bluest Eye–Toni Morrison. Dawn–Octavia Butler. Almanac of the Dead--Leslie Marmon Silko. Gabriela Mistral. Wisława Szymborska. Ursula K. Le Guin. Possession–A.S. Byatt. The Golden Notebook–Doris Lessing. “The Promises of Monsters”– Donna Haraway.  Making Face, Making Soul; Haciendo Caras –ed. Gloria Anzaldua. They Who Do Not Grieve — Sia Figiel.

Too Loud a Solitude–Bohumil Hrabal. Steppenwolf, The Glass Bead Game–Hermann Hesse. The Old Man and the Sea–Ernest Hemingway. House Made of Dawn–N. Scott Momaday. The Painted Bird–Jerzy Kosinski. Grendel–John Gardner. Portrait of a Lady--Henry James. The Power and the Glory–Graham Greene. Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors–William Golding. The Famished Road–Ben Okri. The English Patient–Michael Ondaatje. Animal’s People–Indra Sinha. Pär Fabian Lagerkvist. Native Realm–Czesław Miłosz. In Light of India–Octavio Paz. Luigi Pirandello. Harold Pinter. Saint Joan--G.B. Shaw. Issac Bashevis Singer. Wole Soyinka. Rabindranath Tagore. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. In an Antique Land–Amitav Ghosh. Samskara–U. R. Anantha Murthy.

Speaking of Siva–A.K. Ramanujan. The Body, Of Space, In the Shape of the Human –Andrew Allport.

“A Saucer of Loneliness” — and Theodore Sturgeon in general. ‘The Star” , “Hate,” “The Nine Billion Names of God”, Childhood’s End, The Fountains of Paradise — Arthur C. Clarke.; A Case of Conscience — James Blish; A Canticle for Leibowitz — Walter M. Miller Jr.; “The Guest”–Albert Camus. The Silmarillion–J.R.R. Tolkien. The Owl Service–Alan Garner. Midnight is a Place–Joan Aiken. The Secret Ways–Alistair MacLean. Lavinia, The Telling–Ursula K. Le Guin.


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