Rosecrans Baldwin on Los Angeles, Wittgenstein, and Melancholy
This Week on So Many Damn Books
Rosecrans Baldwin drops into the Damn Library’s online zoom space to chat all about Los Angeles, the subject of his new book, Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles. We get into many of the things that make up Los Angeles, how it’s different from Paris, and how the book’s structure was inspired by Wittgenstein. He also brings along Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories and the City, and we all talk about melancholy before we talk about hot tubs and granola bars. Get right in, the water’s fine.
What’d you buy?
First Responder by Jennifer Murphy
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, trans. by Ken Liu // Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
Skippy Dies (audiobook) // have someone re-read a favorite book to you // Nutty Nostalgic treats
Get a rec from your local indie bookstore! // Voices in the Evening by Natalia Ginzburg // hot-tubbing