Quarantine Library

An Electro-Library Collective

17th C. Plague Doctor Clothing and Mask

Paul Fürst, 1721

Bill Porter, Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits, 1993

from Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits, by Bill Porter (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 1993) Read by Prof. Karen Teoh, Stonehill…

Miguel de Unamuno, Mecanópolis, 1913

Bilingual excerpt from the short story “Mecanópolis,” by Miguel de Unamuno, 1913. In Spanish and English. Read by Prof. Juan…

Franz Kafka: Isolation Variations

Franz Kafka, excerpts from The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923 Read by Prof. Jared Green, Stonehill College Music: Pauline Oliveros…

#36DaysOfBach: Day 1, Prelude from Suite No. 1

Alisa Weilerstein, 2020

Poets on Couches: Monica Youn reads Federico García Lorca

Monica Youn reading Federico García Lorca’s “Dawn” from Poet in New York, 1929-1930 Video originally produced by the Paris Review,…

John Lennon: Isolation

John Lennon Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Isolation (Remastered 2010) Plastic Ono Band ℗ 2010 Calderstone Productions Limited…

Clarice Lispector, from Letters to Hermengardo, 1941

Clarice Lispector, The Complete Short StoriesNew Directions; Reprint edition (July 31, 2015) Read by: Richard Colton Music: “Music for a…

Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait After the Spanish Flu, 1919

Edvard Munch, “Self-Portrait After the Spanish Flu” (1919) © The Munch Museum

Music for Hand Washing No. 3 (Out Damned Spot v.3)

Composed and performed by James Bohn, 2020

Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline (COVID-19 Version)

Neil Diamond

This Is Quarantine

Danielle Trial Lucini, written 2020 (parody of “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman from The Nightmare Before Christmas)

The Powers of Ten in the Time of COVID-19


Oh Land: I Miss One Week Ago

Production credits – I Miss One Week Ago 100% written by Oh Land Produced, mixed and mastered Adi Zukanovic Piano…

Benjamin Gibbard: Life in Quarantine

Benjamin Gibbard Published by Where I’m Calling From Music (BMI), Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music

To Mrs. Brawne, October 24th, 1820, Naples Harbour

Original Author: John Keats Read by Matthew Borushko

Anthony van Dyck: Painting Quarantine While in Quarantine

Anthony van Dyck, Saint Rosalie Interceding for the Plague-stricken of Palermo Read the article by Jason Farago in The New…

Music for Hand Washing No. 1 (Out Damned Spot v.1)

James Bohn, composer and performer, 2020

Music for Hand Washing No. 2 (Out Damned Spot v.2)

James Bohn, composer and performer, 2020

from The Masque of the Red Death

by Edgar Allan Poe; orig. publication 1842. (read by Grace Lapointe)

Evening at Home

Carlos José Pérez Sámano (read by the author)

from The Plague by Albert Camus

Camus, Albert. The Plague. New York, NY: Vintage International, 1991. (reprint: orig. pub. 1947; trans. copyright 1948 Stuart Gilbert). pp.95-6….

from The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. New York, NY: Random…

From Memoirs of a Survivor

from The Memoirs of a Survivor, a novel by Doris Lessing; read by Scott Cohen

An Outpost of Progress

from the short story by Joseph Conrad, read by Scott Cohen

Tar Paper, No. 3

Abby Donovan (read by the author) Music: Meydän, Away Away by Meydän is licensed under an Attribution License. Attribution 4.0…

“I am taking no calls.”

from White Noise by Don DeLillo (New York: Penguin, 1985). Read by David Charlesworth.

from Nemesis

Philip Roth (read by Jared Green) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Quarantine in the Bible

A Thought Piece by Rabbi Dr. David Mostar (posted by Mary-Joan Leith)

Year of Wonders excerpt

Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2001. (read by Grace Lapointe)


D.A. Powell (read by Sutopa Dasgupta) from Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys: Poems Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2012

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