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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

Great Painters of China

The Great Painters of China - Max Loehr This book, which has arrived - remaindered from the Public Library of some hole-in-the-wall town in Virginia, where it was marked DISCARD, looks like a serious, if somewhat ponderous academic treatment of Chinese painters, arranged chronologically and treated on an artist-by-artist basis. So it will form a nice reference work. The many prints are a large scale, but nearly all are in black-and-white.They are well labelled, however, and so should be searchable on the internet. But as a warning, after looking at Ma Yüan's beautiful pictures on the internet the other day (and posting some of them on GR's), and then seeking to look at the equally marvelous pictures of his equally famous son, Ma Lin - this is what turned up:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=images+for+Ma+Lin&oq=images+for+Ma+Lin&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=serp.3...6405l7916l0l8164l11l11l0l0l0l0l66l584l11l11l0.llsin.

a search for Li sung was only slightly more sightly:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1014&bih=487&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=images+li+sung&oq=images+li+sung&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=img.3...4905l7797l0l7959l16l16l1l4l0l0l80l517l11l11l0.llsin.

The pitfalls of having 1.5 bilion people with only monosyllabic words, maybe...