His new book is Obsession: A History.
Last week I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
I tend read a lot of books at once. Right now I'm reading Russell Shorto's The Island at the Center of the World, David Lodge's Deaf Sentence, Judith Butler's The Psychic Life of Power, and a book in French I just picked up in Paris from a show at the Rodin Museum about Freud and Rodin as collectors of antiquities. I'm also paging through the catalog from the Courbet show at the Met in NYC.Visit Lennard Davis' website, and learn more about Obsession: A History at the University of Chicago Press website.