Writer, director, and star of
You, Me, and Everyone We Know, Miranda July is a multi-disciplinarian, who threads together film, fiction, monologue, and performance art. Her 2011 movie, The Future, was nominated for a Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. She published her first novel, The First Bad Man, in 2015.
Below are Miranda July’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually. See the full list...
Rich and Poor: Photographs of Jim Goldberg
The format of this book is part of what makes it so great — that the subjects, very rich people and very poor people, got to see Goldberg’s portrait and write a sentence upon looking at themselves. It’s easy to objectify a subject — but also really easy to simply invite them to speak.
Tattered Cloak & Other Stories
Nina Berberova and Marian Schwartz
I don’t even know how I came across this book, but I read the title story every few years and just feel SO SAD. I thought my life would slip right through my fingers as it did for this narrator, and though it hasn’t…it also has. Super Russian.
Photography & Film
Friedl Kubelka Vom Groller, Melanie Ohnemus, Andrea Picard
I got this book a couple years ago and since then two people have bought it for me — and they are right to! The very specific, imperfect femininity — the sense of one woman’s struggle to make art — that’s my bailiwick.
$190.19 Dark Night of the Soul
by Saint John of the Cross
$161.92 The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
$211.35 Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
$186.78 The Dictionary
$168.95 Cosmic Trigger
Robert Anton Wilson
$155.93 Fifth Business
$172.83 I Lost it at the Movies
$231.75 Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair
$164.54 The Quiet American
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