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message 1: by Nathan "N.R." (last edited Mar 09, 2014 08:04AM) (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments Again, I'm sure I'm alone on this one.

Novels
Three Wogs (1972)
Darconville's Cat (1981)
An Adultery (1987)
Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual (2007)

Fables
The Schinocephalic Waif
The Wragby Cars (1974) (non-existent or not a book)
The Great Wheadle Tragedy
Master Snickup's Cloak

Poetry
The Lollipop Trollops (1992)
Collected Poems (Dec 2014)

Non Fiction
The Primary Colors (1994)
The Secondary Colors (1996)
The Strange Case of Edward Gorey (2000) (revised, updated edition 2011)
The Enigma of Al Capp (1999)
Estonia: A Ramble Through the Periphery (2011)
The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness (2013)

Full bibliography:
http://www.stevenmoore.info/theroux/t...


message 2: by Nathan "N.R." (last edited Mar 09, 2014 08:04AM) (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments I lack yet:
Collected Poems (Dec 2014)
Three Wogs
The Wragby Cars (which I believe was published in a periodical, not as a book, but otherwise I know nothing about it) (for the moment, this does not exist)
The Lollipop Trollops
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors
The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness


message 3: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments "Huge fan" is good. An Adultery is indeed an odd book for an A. Theroux. If you liked the Gorey book, you might like the Estonia book. I'm really looking forward to his tear into Rock lyrics. And I have high expectations for Three Wogs. I have fairly low expectations for the Color books, for no particular reason.


message 4: by Jonfaith (new)

Jonfaith | 26 comments My thoughts tend to agree with Jonathan; completism appears somewhat contrary, hostile.


message 5: by Nathan "N.R." (last edited Jun 16, 2013 10:45AM) (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments ee gads! Almost there. Outstanding merely:

Three Wogs
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors

And even so I suspect MJ will have completionized Theroux before I.


message 6: by Richard (new)

Richard | 6 comments Nathan "N.R." wrote: "ee gads! Almost there. Outstanding merely:

Three Wogs
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors

And even so I suspect MJ will have completionized Theroux before I."


Completionized? :)


message 7: by Jim (new)

Jim Richard wrote: "Completionized? :) "

It's like "completed", only wrongerer...


message 8: by Richard (new)

Richard | 6 comments Jim wrote: "Richard wrote: "Completionized? :) "

It's like "completed", only wrongerer..."


I see. I was gonna tell N.R. that he had some splainin to do, but you did it for him. Thanks!


message 9: by Nathan "N.R." (last edited Apr 03, 2013 08:07AM) (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments Uh, yeah, it's called the Completists' Club. We Completionize authors till the don't want no mor'.

[sorry, but yeah, I know that Enlgish is already ugly enough without my making it more so]


message 10: by Richard (new)

Richard | 6 comments Yez, ackshully I belong, but I like being a lurkie. It's less wurk and lots more funner than ackshully trying to completionize awthers.


message 11: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments Richard wrote: "lots more funner than ackshully trying to completionize awthers. "

You must be wrong on that account because I feel Heavenly Joy descending upon me as I approach Completionization of: Gaddis, Barth, Theroux, DFW, and perhaps someone else in there. Joy!!!


message 12: by Richard (new)

Richard | 6 comments Nathan "N.R." wrote: "Richard wrote: "lots more funner than ackshully trying to completionize awthers. "

You must be wrong on that account because I feel Heavenly Joy descending upon me as I approach Completionization ..."


I'll be filled with joie celeste if I can completionize everything on my to-read shelf, which is berks I ackshully possessionize in a physicalistic sense, in that they inhabituate my bookshelfs.


message 13: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments Completioninaziert!!!!


message 14: by MJ (new)

MJ Nicholls (mjnicholls) | 211 comments Nathan "N.R." wrote: "Completioninaziert!!!!"

I salute you!


message 15: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments MJ wrote: "I salute you!"

humblebow.

Your own score on this score would seem rather respectable also.


message 16: by MJ (new)

MJ Nicholls (mjnicholls) | 211 comments No fables or bios for me, so completionism will remain a no-no. Just Estonia & the second colours left.


message 17: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 258 comments MJ wrote: "No fables or bios for me, so completionism will remain a no-no. Just Estonia & the second colours left."

The fables when you find them drooping from the library's shelves and have a spare five minutes; or until his Sammlung is published. The Gorey book is no biography; should fit right in with the Theroux essay style you're familiar with, only that some material gets filtered through his Gorey friendship. The Al Capp book reads in about 43 minutes.

The medal is worth it in itself for having only a few more stones to step through.


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Novels
Three Wogs (1972)
Darconville's Cat (1981)
An Adultery (1987)
Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual (2007)

Fables
The Schinocephalic Waif
The Wragby Cars (1974)
The Great Wheadle Tragedy
Master Snickup's Cloak

Poetry
The Lollipop Trollops (1992)

Non Fiction
The Primary Colors (1994)
The Secondary Colors (1996)
The Strange Case of Edward Gorey (2000) (revised, updated edition 2011)
The Enigma of Al Capp (1999)
Estonia: A Ramble Through the Periphery (2011)
The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness (2013)

Slowly, and steadily, do I see myself becoming a Theroux xompletionist.


message 19: by Jonfaith (new)

Jonfaith | 26 comments I bought a copy of Darconville's Cat last weekend for a dollar. That sort of mitigates the regret of not buying it a few years ago. Sigh.


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