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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
Memoirs of an Anti-Semite - Gregor von Rezzori, Deborah Eisenberg A fine book by a very interesting man


The book is a compilation of 5 thinly-masked autobiographical remembrances, focusing in the main on his youth and late adolescence in the eastern reaches of the Austro-Hungarian Empire around the Bukovina, Moldava, and Bucharest. He views the Jews of this area (e.g., Kishinev) as an outsider; but, despite the title, that is only one thread of the author's concern. He presents a vivid picture, in fact, of the Bucharest of Emil Cioran's youth.

The book is narred somewhat by the felt presence of translationese (though one of the stories was actually first published in English), and by the fact that reality shows through the rather thin tissue of the fiction somewhat too easily. But these flaws are relatively minor and should not dissuade the interested reader.