Res Ipsa Spring 2024 Reading List | RES IPSA - RES IPSA

Res Ipsa Spring 2024 Reading List | RES IPSA

New York, NY — Inspired by the literary riches found in the great cities of the world including many of our favorite cities to travel: New York, Paris, Istanbul, and Tokyo, our Spring 2024 reading list is a passport to another place. These stories are all worth telling and (re)reading. 

From the soul-stirring prose of James Baldwin, echoing the pulsating rhythms of Harlem and the timeless allure of Istanbul and Paris, to the surreal landscapes of Haruki Murakami, where Tokyo's neon-lit streets meld seamlessly with the ethereal realms of the imagination, our literary journey transcends borders and boundaries. But where else would a good read take us? 

Guided by the lyrical narratives of Ocean Vuong, we navigate the alleys of Saigon and the skyscrapers of New York City, grappling with the complexities of identity, family, and the weight of memory. Alongside Christopher McDougall, we traverse the rugged terrain of Mexico's Copper Canyons, our footsteps echoing the resilient spirit of the Tarahumara Indians and the boundless potential of the human body. You'll want to get up and go for a run.

With Lorrie Moore and George Saunders as our companions, we drive across the suburban landscapes of Middle America, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, grief and humor sit passenger side, and the seemingly mundane conceals hidden depths of emotion and insight.

And finally, in the heartfelt tale spun by John Boyne, we find ourselves immersed in one boy's lifetime story from his birth out of wedlock in 1940's through to today, where one special friend anchors hold of him and the cobblestone streets of Dublin reverberate with laughter, the promise of redemption of the human spirit, and forgiveness. 

Res Ipsa Spring 2024 Reading List

I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home by Lorrie Moore 

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall 

No Name in the Street by James Baldwin 

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne 

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami 

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders 


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