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Vineland (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Thomas Pynchon
Tristes Tropiques
John Weightman, Doreen Weightman, Patrick Wilcken, Claude Lévi-Strauss
Richard III
William Shakespeare
The Dwarf
Alexandra Dick, Pär Lagerkvist
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen, Cecil Day-Lewis
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

The Birth of Fascist Ideology

The Birth of Fascist Ideology - Zeev Sternhell,  David Maisel This book is essential reading. Anyone interested in the subject should closely read the long introductory chapter which summarizes Sternhell's view -- among other things, he analyzes Fascism's roots in the anarcho-syndicalist methodology (myth) and aims of Georges Sorel, the movement which animated Mussolini's radical socialism; and the radical, anti-capitalist, developmentalist origins of the movement. Sternhell was sued for libel by certain French reactionaries, and the specifics of the case themselves make interesting reading/googling.