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Vineland (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Thomas Pynchon
Tristes Tropiques
Claude Lévi-Strauss, Patrick Wilcken, John Weightman, Doreen Weightman
Richard III
William Shakespeare
The Dwarf
Alexandra Dick, Pär Lagerkvist
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen, Cecil Day-Lewis
Labyrinths
Richard Wolin
Giotto to Dürer: Early Renaissance Painting in the National Gallery
Jill Dunkerton, Susan Foister, Dillian Gordon, Nicholas Penny
Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics
Hubert L. Dreyfus, Paul Rabinow
Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel
Steven Weisenburger

Disorder and Early Sorrow

Disorder and Early Sorrow - Thomas Mann This strange and rather claustrophobic tale is set in the Weimar years, during the inflation -- during the middle part of it, not the later part of it (though published in 1925). It shows the typical Mann strains of suppressed neuroticism. The purile bourgeoisie is passing and Weimar culture is but a clown, created to cheer the dying child. The translation I read was neither very good nor very bad. At any rate, I know little about Mann, so will stop here.
http://literaturesave2.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/thomas-mann-disorder-and-early-sorrow.pdf