Reading #Goals for 2019



Here is my to-read list for 2019. Well, when you see Derrida, Hegel and Heidegger in one list, you know you are in for hell the whole year. But since my thesis critically engages with Marx, Hegel and Derrida to understand the phenomenon of long duration, I have no choice but to go through this. I also want to catch up on my reading on literature, hence another list on World Lit. Here’s to another year ahead. Sometimes, cinema can be so alienating, you need a book to reawaken your sensibility, or at least, in an art-religious sense.


  1. Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology
  2. Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
  3. Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference 
  4. Jonathan Beller, The Cinematic Mode of Production
  5. Jacques Derrida, Specters of Marx
  6. Jacques Derrida, Margins of Philosophy
  7. Karl Marx, Capital Volume I, II, III
  8. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, (Greater) Science of Logic
  9. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit
  10. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, (Shorter) Logic 
  11. Slavoj Zizek, Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
  12. Slavoj Zizek, The Parallax View

World Lit:

  1. Kobe Abe, The Ruined Map
  2. Virginia Woolf, Orlando
  3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  4. William Gibson, Neuromancer
  5. Andre Aciman, Call Me By Your Name
  6. Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher
  7. Naguib Mahfouz, Cairo Modern
  8. William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch
  9. Ha Jin, Waiting
  10. William S. Burroughs, Junky
  11. V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mister Biswas
  12. Roberto Bolaño, 2666
  13. Eduardo Galeano, Genesis
  14. Christopher Isherwood, Down There on a Visit
  15. Christopher Isherwood, The World in the Evening
  16. Will Self, Shark
  17. Edel Garcellano, Knife’s Edge: Selected Essays

Not in the photo

  1. David Markson, Wittgenstein’s Mistress
  2. Michael Cunningham, By Nightfall


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