Monday, February 2, 2015

G Stands for Go-Betweens: Grant's books

The first 600 copies of Domino Records' limited-edition Go-Betweens box set G Stands for Go-Betweens: Volume 1 included books from the library of Grant McLennan, who died in 2006. I'm using this page to compile a list of the books that buyers received. If you are one of the lucky fans who received one or more of Grant's books, please send the authors and titles and I'll add them to the list. 

These titles include the three books I received with my copy as well as the titles that have been posted on,, Twitter, and Right Here: The Go-Betweens Appreciation Society group on Facebook. 

One of my three books was the one by Angela Carter. I was excited to get it, because Grant wrote a song titled "Angela Carter" for the 1995 Jack Frost album Snow Job. The book is signed by Grant and dated 1982. Grant must have kept his books in alphabetical order by the authors' last names, because a lot of people have received bundles of books by authors whose last names start with the same letter.

People are finding interesting things inside Grant's books. Many of the books, like my Angela Carter one, are signed and dated by Grant. Photos, receipts, and tickets have also been found. For longtime Go-Betweens fans, it's a magical experience to hold these little scraps of Grant's life. 

  • Alice Adams – Rich Rewards
  • Michelangelo Antonioni – Blow-Up
  • Michelangelo Antonioni – L'Avventura: A Film by Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Nicholson Baker – A Box of Matches
  • Nicholson Baker – The Size of Thoughts 
  • J. M. Barrie – Peter Pan and Wendy
  • Jean Bedford – Sister Kate: A Novel
  • Dianne Benedict – Shiny Objects
  • John Betjeman – Collected Poems
  • Louise Bogan – The Blue Estuaries
  • Michael Bracewell – England Is Mine: Pop Life in Albion
  • Joe Bob Briggs – Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In
  • Bill Broady – Swimmer
  • Kevin Brownlow – The Parade's Gone By
  • Luis Bunuel – My Last Breath: The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel
  • James M. Cain – Double Indemnity
  • Peter Carey – Illywhacker
  • Angela Carter – Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces
  • Brian Castro – Birds of Passage: A Novel
  • Raymond Chandler – The Blue Dahlia
  • John Cheever – The Stories of John Cheever
  • Tracy Chevalier – Girl With a Pearl Earring
  • Rene Clair – Le Silence Est d'Or, La Beaute du Diable, Les Belles-de-Nuit, Les Grandes Manoeuvres
  • Nic Cohn – WopBopaLooBop LopBamBoom
  • Beatrice Davis, ed. – The Illustrated History of Australian Verse
  • Marele Day – Lambs of God
  • Don DeLillo – Great Jones Street
  • Don DeLillo – Libra
  • Rick DeMarinis – The Burning Women of Far Cry
  • Isak Dinesen – Carnival: Entertainments and Posthumous Tales
  • Michael Dransfield – Drug Poems
  • Umberto Eco – The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
  • James Fenton – Terminal Moraine
  • John Gardner – The Wreckage of Agathon
  • Helen Garner – Monkey Grip
  • William Gaunt – Victorian Olympus
  • Theofile Gautier – My Fantoms
  • Tim Gautreaux – Next Step in the Dance: A Novel
  • Mikal Gilmore – Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock & Roll
  • Fran Gordon – Paisley Girl
  • William Goyen – Had I a Hundred Mouths
  • Sara Gran – Come Closer
  • Henry Green – Caught
  • Geoffrey Grigson – Collected Poems 1963-1980
  • Todd Grimson – Brand New Cherry Flavor
  • Kirsty Gunn – The Keepsake
  • Seamus Haney – The Spirit Level
  • Jim Harrison – After Ikkyu and Other Poems
  • Kristin Henry – One Day She Catches Fire
  • Maureen Howard – Natural History
  • Ted Hughes – Birthday Letters
  • Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas – Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Frank Kermode – Shakespeare's Language
  • Chip Kidd – The Cheese Monkeys
  • Sibylle Knauss – Eva's Cousin
  • Malcolm Knox – A Private Man
  • David Krauss – Sean O'Casey & His World
  • Julia Leigh – The Hunter
  • Lorca, selected and translated by J.L. Gili – Lorca
  • Christopher Marlowe – The Complete Plays
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – No One Writes to the Colonel
  • Roger McDonald – Shearers' Motel
  • Anne Michaels – The Weight of Oranges/Miner's Pond
  • Dan O'Brien – Spirit of the Hills
  • Robert Olmstead – America by Land
  • Ignacio Padilla – Shadow Without a Name
  • Joan Perucho – Natural History
  • Caroline Polizzatto – A Trick of the Light
  • Anthony Powell – Books Do Furnish a Room
  • Anthony Powell – Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
  • Frederic Prokosch – The Missolonghi Manuscript: A Novel
  • E. Annie Proulx – Heart Songs and Other Stories
  • Elizabeth Redfern – The Music of the Spheres
  • Dilys Rose – Our Lady of the Pickpockets
  • Salman Rushdie – Midnight's Children
  • Scott D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino – Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati
  • Saki – The Best of Saki
  • William Saroyan – Dear Baby
  • Steven H. Scheuer, ed. – Movies on TV, 1975-76 edition
  • W. G. Sebald – After Nature
  • George Bernard Shaw – Major Barbara
  • Steven Sherrill – The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break
  • Frank Stanford – The Light the Dead See
  • Tacitus – The Annals of Imperial Rome
  • Gaby Wood – Living Dolls


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  2. Movies On TV Edited by Steven H. Scheuer. Edition 75-76. Sign GW McLennan.

  3. Nicholson Baker - The Size of Thoughts

  4. I got a biography of Charles Dickens. I will send details soon.