My book queue is empty, and my brain craves fiction! Could you please recommend some books? Favorites include : DeLillo, Murakami, Pynchon, Bolaño, Lethem, Barthleme, Franzen, Chabon, DFW, Bulgakov, Rushdie, David Mitchell, Gabriel García Márquez, Mark Z. Danielewski, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, George Saunders, Joe Hill, and Raymond Chandler [more inside]
In the Bulgakov novella "Heart of a Dog", the famous doctor repeatedly sings the words "toward the sacred banks of the Nile" and "from Seville to Grenada" yet there is now explanation of it. I have found no answer anywhere. Anyone know the reference?