Literary genealogy

For inspiration and discipline, I sometimes create a collage portrait of my literary genealogy and it includes particular works as much as authors. Some of those works, the ones I consistently return to include:

Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch

Marguerite Duras’ Blue Eyes, Black Hair

Virginia Woolf’s The Waves

Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives

Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury

Jorge Luis Borges’ short stories

The poetry of Neruda and Rilke