Curated by Quinn Latimer
26 Jan – 3 Jan 2013

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The Printed Room at SALTS presents Your Palindrome, Her Abecedarium, selections from a private library presented in palindromic form. Traditionally a complete alphabet noted in stone or a primer-like book, the abecedary was first located in its ecclesiastical employment and environment. A non-printed encyclopedia notes that “Abecedaries are generally considered to be medieval teaching aids, particularly for the illiterate.” Also that the alphabet “may have been thought to possess supernatural powers along the lines of the runic alphabet. Each letter would have had a symbolic meaning to the devout.” So they do. Learn your letters here via volumes by Ai, Joseph Brodsky, Anne Carson, Marguerite Duras, Paul Éluard, Peter Handke, Clarice Lispector, Gerard Malanga, Robert Musil, and others.

The Printed Room is a parallel program at SALTS consisting of changing exhibitions of printed material and a series of literary-minded readings, lectures, concerts, and performances.

Arp, Hans. Ich bin in der nature geboren (Zurich/Hamburg: Arche Verlag, 2002).
Adnan, Etel. In/somnia (Sausalito: The Post-Apollo Press, 2002).
Brodsky, Joseph.So Forth: Poems (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996).
Bachmann, Ingeborg. Letters to Felician (Kobenhaven/Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2004).
Carson, Anne. Nox (New York: New Directions, 2010).
Didion, Joan. The White Album (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979).
Euripides. Grief Lessons: Four Plays, trans. by Anne Carson (New York Review Books, 2006).
Fahey, John. How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life (Chicago: Drag City, 2006).
Graham, Jorie. The Errancy (New York: The Ecco Press, 1997).
Handke, Peter. Kaspar and Other Plays (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969).
Ishiguro, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World (London: Faber and Faber Limited, 2001).
Juliet, Charles. Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde (Champaign/London:
Dalkey Archive Press, 2009).
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road (Chicago/New York: Signet, 1957).
Lispector, Clarice. Family Ties, trans. by Giovanni Pontiero (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1984).
Lippard, Lucy R. I See/You Mean (Los Angeles: Chrysalis Books, 1979).
From the library of Nikola Dietrich.
Malanga, Gerard. The Last Benedetta Poems (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969).
Nelson, Maggie. Women, The New York School, and Other True Abstractions (Iowa City:
University of Iowa Press, 2007).
O’Brien, Flann. The Complete Novels (New York: Knopf/Everyman’s Library, 2008).
Poe, Edgar A. Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, With Memoir (New York: Thomas Y. Cromwell
& Co., 1882).
Quentin Meillassoux. The Number and the Siren, trans. by Robin Mackay (Falmouth:
Urbanomic/New York: Sequence Press, 2012).
Reines, Ariana. Mercury (Albany, New York: Fence Books, 2011).
Sachs, Nelly. O The Chimneys: Selected Poems, including Eli, a verse play (New York: Farrar,
Straus and Giroux, 1967).
Shimoda, Brandon. The Inland Sea (Grafton, Vermont: Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008).
Tyler, Parker. Magic and Myth of the Movies (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1947).

Updike, John. Rabbit Is Rich (New York: Ballantine Books, 1982).
Võ, Danh. 2 Fevrier, 1861: Phung Võ (Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2012).
Weil, Simone. The Simone Weil Reader (New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1977).
Madame X. Dennigan, Darcie. (Ann Arbor/Berkeley/Iowa City: Canarium Books, 2012).
Yau, John. Further Adventures in Monochrome (Port Townsend, Washington: Copper
Canyon Press, 2012)
Žižek, Slavoj. Violence (New York: Picador, 2008).
Youn, Monica. Ignatz (New York: Four Way Books, 2010).
Waldrop, Rosmarie. Driven to Abstraction (New York: New Directions, 2010).
Verne, Jules. Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde (Würzburg: Arena Verlag, 1997).
Ullman, Ellen. By Blood (New York, Picador, 2012).
Toulouse-Lautrac 2: Ullstein KunstBuch (Frankfurt/Berlin/Wien: Verlag Ullstein, 1979).
Sontag, Susan. As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals & Notebooks 1964–1980 (New
York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012).
Rushton, Steve. Masters of Reality (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2012).
Quinn Latimer. Rumored Animals (San Francisco: Dream Horse Press, 2012).
Proust, Marcel. Tage der Freuden (Berlin: Bibliothek Suhrkamp Verlag, 1965).
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Wolfgang Tillmans: Conversation Series (Köln: Walther König, 2007).
Nabokov, Peter (editor). Native American Testimony (New York: Penguin Books, 1999).
Musil, Robert. Five Women (Boston: David R. Godine, Nonpareil Books, 1986).
Li Po. The Selected Poems of Li Po, trans. by David Hinton (New York: New Directions, 1996).
Kafka, Franz. Das Schloss (Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1980).
Jarnot, Lisa. Black Dog Songs (Chicago: Flood Editions, 2003).
Invisible Listeners. Vendler, Helen (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2007).
I Love Dick. Kraus, Chris (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 1996).
Handke, Peter.
The Left-Handed Woman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978).
Glück, Louise.
Poems 1962–2012 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012).
Fontane, Theodor.
Irrungen, Wirrungen (Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2003).
Electra. Sophocles, trans. by Anne Carson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Davey, Moyra.
Speaker Receiver (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2010).
Carson, Anne.
Glass, Irony and God (New York: New Directions, 1995).
Cesarco, Alejandro.
The Streets Were Dark With Something More Than Night or The Closer I
Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning (New York: Murray Guy for Art
Statements, Art 42 Basel, Switzerland, 2011).
Brecht, Bertolt.
Journals 1934–1955 (London: Methuen, 1993).
Arbus, Diane.
A Chronology (New York: Aperture, 2011).
Albee, Edward.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf* (London: Penguin Books, 1964).

Lispector, Clarice. The Stream of Life (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989).
Lyon, James K. Bertolt Brecht in America (London: Methuen, 1982).
Weiner, Hannah. Hannah Weiner’s Open House (Berkeley: Kenning Editions, 2007).

Christian, Bök. Eunoia (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2009).
Lessing, Doris. The Grass Is Singing (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964).
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road (New York: Vintage International, 2006).
From the library of Adam Szymczyk.
Marcus, Greil. The Doors (New York: PublicAffairs, 2011).

Photography: courtesy Gunnar Meier