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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

The History of Philosophy: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance

The History of Philosophy: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance - Émile Bréhier,  Wade Baskin This is a translation from the French -- the French is beautiful and clear. There are, I believe seven volumes to this series. I have read the the first four of them -- the three volumes on the Ancient and Medieval period, and the volume on Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Bacon. They are the single best, brief (they are quite short) history of philosophy I know of --

Coplestone was a Jesuit, and thought every major thinker was a Thomist is disguise; and Russell's History of Philosophy is absolute dreck, as he did not believe in the existence of universals -- and thought all such talk was merely 'nonsense'. It is a bit hard to write a history of western thought, if you don't understand the arguments for universals, n'est pas?