Patti Smith’s favourite books

April 28, 2013

The Master & Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov
“ and “Journey To The East” by Hermann Hesse
 and “The Glass Bead Game” by Hermann Hesse and 
“Heart Of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad and 
“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville and 
“Billy Budd” by Herman Melville and 
“Songs Of Innocence” by William Blake and 
“The Wild Boys” by William Burroughs and 
“Howl” by Allen Ginsburg
“ and “A Season In Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud
 and “Illuminations” by Arthur Rimbaud and 
“Wittgenstein’s Poker” by David Edmonds & John Eidinow and 
“Villette” by Charlotte Bronte and 
“The Process” by Brion Gysin and 
“Cain’s Book” by Alexander Trocchi and 
“Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare and 
“The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde and 
“The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles and 
“Against Interpretation” by Susan Sontag and 
“The Oblivion Seekers” by Isabelle Eberhardt and 
“Women Of Cairo” by Gerard de Nerval
and “Under The Volcano” by Malcom Lowery and 
“Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol
 and “The Book Of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa and 
“Death Of Virgil” by Herman Broch and 
“Raise High The Roof Beams Carpenter/ Franny & Zooey” by J.D. Salinger and 
“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and 
“A Night Of Serious Drinking” by Rene Daumal
 and “Swann In Love” by Marcel Proust
 and “A Happy Death” by Albert Camus and 
“The First Man” by Albert Camus and 
“The Waves” by Virginia Woolf and 
“Big Sur” by Jack Kerouac and 
anything by H.P. Lovecraft
 and anything by W.G. Sebald and 
“The Thief’s Journal” or anything by Jean Genet and 
“The Arcades Project” or anything by Walter Benjamin
 and “A Poet In New York” by Garcia Lorca and 
“The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum” by Heinrich Boll and 
“The Palm Wine Drinkard” by Amos Tutuola and 
“Ice” by Anna Kavan (or anything by her) 
and “The Divine Proportion” by H.E. Huntley and 
“Nadja” by Andre Breton.

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