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The books that made me No.2, Rachel Kushner

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The book I am currently reading A new novel by Ben Lerner, in manuscript.

The book that changed my life
Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian made an impact when I read it as a young person. But maybe Proust changed something about the way I write, even if I don’t write like he doe s. Something about a commitment to the full complexity of a thought, the way he takes his time to be precise.

The book that influenced my writing
Probably novels by Joan Didion, Denis Johnson and Don DeLillo.

The book that is most underrated
Practicalities by Marguerite Duras is a work of genius.

The last book that made me cry
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The last book that made me laugh
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.

The book I couldn’t finish
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. I was listening on audio book and there were too many moments where the narrator instructed me to turn to pdf 1467.9, or whatever. And usually I was driving. Although I sho...