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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

Athenian Popular Religion

Athenian Popular Religion - Jon D. Mikalson This is a handbook written for college students, but which is also cited by scholars in the field. It is very good. It is also short and can be read in an afternoon. It presents a clear and concise account of ancient greek religion, and is intended to clear away the many misconceptions that people have about the topic. Greek religion, as actually practiced, had nothing at all to do with the gods of Homer, which were a literary construction (they serve in Homer as a foil to point the contrast to our mortality) -- and a late one at that, with belief systems (-- there is no way in greek to say: "I believe in", nomizein meaning simply "to hold in honor", cognate with nomos = 'law' or 'custom'), or any such thing -- but was a religion (religio) of prayer and sacrifice rooted in the presuppositions of sympathetic magic.

For those who haven't the time to plough through de Coulanges or Frazer, this is a great place to start.

Let me add here what I said elsewhere today: Lafcadio Hearn's book on Japan:
is one of the best books I have ever read on ancient *greek* religion.