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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

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action (American Classical Studies)

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action (American Classical Studies) - Walter G. Englert The book is not really bad, though it has the feel of a (modestly revised) dissertation, and it does get it basically right (viz. - Epicurus DID have a swerve, despite the fact that the relevant portion of the text has been lost; and one can reliably reconstruct Epicurus' views from Lucretius and Cicero -- as Marx had himself already argued, against Gassendi, in HIS dissertation...). But the book is not, for all that, terribly interesting and it is technical. Moreover, the technical/philological arguments are not always good ones - though the answer comes out right in the end despite this. Of course, getting the right answer for the wrong reasons is NOT a virtue in philology. Hence, the 3-stars.