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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 Diary of a Country Priest - Georges Bernanos, Remy Rougeau I read this decades ago and found it very moving - despite the fact that I am not (and was not) very religious (to put it mildly). I only post it now because it came up recently in a conversation. I have no idea how it would read for me today, of course - and I have no plans to find out.

There is some discussion, as I recall, of Bernanos (and certainly plenty of discussion of his 'type') in Robert Wohl's important book, The Generation of 1914. Bernanos was a Catholic, but there are existential elements in his religiosity; a monarchist; and a supporter of Franco. But -- to his credit -- he eventually broke with fascism, thought little of Petain, and eventually moved somewhat to the Left -- i.e., to Gaullism.

Well..., you take what you can, I guess, in this dirty business of interwar history...