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Dopo la lista dei poeti preferiti di Nick Cave, chi cerca consigli di lettura può spulciare l’elenco dei quaranta libri del cuore di Patti Smith (che sarà al Medimex il 9 giugno), anche lei come Cave vicina al mondo della letteratura, lettrice appassionata e autrice di libri oltre che di musica. Questo è l’elenco, proposto dalla Smith qualche anno fa durante il Melbourne International Arts Festival e recentemente ripubblicato dal sito Open Culture:

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

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