Lyric's Quarantine Reads

By Brazos Bookstore

By Brazos Bookstore

A Brazos bookseller shares some of the books getting her through the COVID pandemic.

A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Roland Barthes

$16.00 $14.72

Roland Barthes close-reads literature in order to deconstruct love in this seminal, semiotic work. We are always renegotiating intimacy and passions in our lives, and this book is a touchstone for me, so I’ve been picking it up again during this weird time.

The Paper Camera

Youmna Chlala

$18.00

Many of the poems of THE PAPER CAMERA meditate on the bleedthrough of Lebanon’s civil war, as well as the present tense of Beirut’s scaffolding and cranes, of global airports, cities of exile and bewildering life. In this time of the ending of some things, the birth of other things, the struggle to hold on to memory, and the simultaneous struggle to let it go, let THE PAPER CAMERA accompany you.

My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing

Harry Dodge

$18.00 $16.56

The sentences in MY METEORITE are like neural pathways, sparking and glittering as they connect disparate ideas, materials, moments, and memories. The prose takes you on the artist’s winding, fragmented narrative journey moored by the extraterrestrial weight of the titular meteorite, ordered over ebay. Recommended if you love art and science, the occult, punk rock, gender studies, and stream of consciousness.