Los 100 libros que debes leer, según David Bowie

“David Bowie Is” es una exhibición de arte itineraria con más de 300 piezas que van desde archivos personales, dibujos, fotos, diarios, instrumentos que utilizó David Bowie en su momento, setlist escritas a mano por él y libros, muchos libros que leyó el Duque Blanco en su momento.

(Ver también: Las 10 mejores canciones de David Bowie)

A esto último, seguro se preguntarán que leyó y que fue lo que inspiró a David Bowie a través de su carrera. Los curadores de la exhibición Geoffrey Marsh y Victoria Broackes han publicado una lista de los 100 libros de obligada lectura, de acuerdo a la colección de David Bowie. La lista incluye ediciones desde 1945 hasta 2008 en donde resaltan clásicos como Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov o 1984 de George Orwell, así como poemarios de Frank O’Hara y éxitos modernos como Wonder Boys de Michael Chabon.

Chequen la lista a continuación.

Los 100 libros que debes leer, según David Bowie:
Interviews With Francis Bacon (David Sylvester)
Billy Liar (Keith Waterhouse)
Room At The Top (John Braine)
On Having No Head (Douglass Harding)
Kafka Was The Rage (Anatole Broyard)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
City Of Night (John Rechy)
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
La Ilíada (Homero)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
Tadanori Yokoo (Tadanori Yokoo)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin)
Inside The Whale And Other Essays (George Orwell)
Mr. Norris Changes Trains (Christopher Isherwood)
Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art (James A. Hall)
David Bomberg (Richard Cork)
Blast (Wyndham Lewis)
Passing (Nella Larson)
Beyond The Brillo Box (Arthur C. Danto)
The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind (Julian Jaynes)
In Bluebeard’s Castle (George Steiner)
Hawksmoor (Peter Ackroyd)
The Divided Self (R. D. Laing)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Infants Of The Spring (Wallace Thurman)
The Quest For Christa T (Christa Wolf)
The Songlines (Bruce Chatwin)
Nights At The Circus (Angela Carter)
The Master And Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Herzog (Saul Bellow)
Puckoon (Spike Milligan)
Black Boy (Richard Wright)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea (Yukio Mishima)
Darkness At Noon (Arthur Koestler)
The Waste Land (T.S. Elliot)
McTeague (Frank Norris)
Money (Martin Amis)
The Outsider (Colin Wilson)
Strange People (Frank Edwards)
English Journey (J.B. Priestley)
A Confederacy Of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
The Day Of The Locust (Nathanael West)
1984 (George Orwell)
The Life And Times Of Little Richard (Charles White)
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock (Nik Cohn)
Mystery Train (Greil Marcus)
Beano (comic, ’50s)
Raw (comic, ’80s)
White Noise (Don DeLillo)
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm And Blues And The Southern Dream Of Freedom (Peter Guralnick)
Silence: Lectures And Writing (John Cage)
Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews edited (Malcolm Cowley)
The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll (Charlie Gillete)
Octobriana And The Russian Underground (Peter Sadecky)
The Street (Ann Petry)
Wonder Boys (Michael Chabon)
Last Exit To Brooklyn (Hubert Selby, Jr.)
A People’s History Of The United States (Howard Zinn)
The Age Of American Unreason (Susan Jacoby)
Metropolitan Life (Fran Lebowitz)
The Coast Of Utopia (Tom Stoppard)
The Bridge (Hart Crane)
All The Emperor’s Horses (David Kidd)
Fingersmith (Sarah Waters)
Earthly Powers (Anthony Burgess)
The 42nd Parallel (John Dos Passos)
Tales Of Beatnik Glory (Ed Saunders)
The Bird Artist (Howard Norman)
Nowhere To Run The Story Of Soul Music (Gerri Hirshey)
Before The Deluge (Otto Friedrich)
Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson (Camille Paglia)
The American Way Of Death (Jessica Mitford)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
Lady Chatterly’s Lover (D.H. Lawrence)
Teenage (Jon Savage)
Vile Bodies (Evelyn Waugh)
The Hidden Persuaders (Vance Packard)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
Viz (comic ’80s)
Private Eye (magazine, ’60s – ’80s)
Selected Poems (Frank O’Hara)
The Trial Of Henry Kissinger (Christopher Hitchens)
Flaubert’s Parrot (Julian Barnes)
Maldodor (Comte de Lautréamont)
On The Road (Jack Kerouac)
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders (Lawrence Weschler)
Zanoni (Edward Bulwer-Lytton)
Transcendental Magic, Its Doctine and Ritual (Eliphas Lévi)
The Gnostic Gospels (Elaine Pagels)
The Leopard (Giusseppe Di Lampedusa)
Inferno (Dante Alighieri)
A Grave For A Dolphin (Alberto Denti di Pirajno)
The Insult (Rupert Thomson)
In Between The Sheets (Ian McEwan)
A People’s Tragedy (Orlando Figes)
Journey Into The Whirlwind (Eugenia Ginzburg)