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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
Death in Venice - Michael Henry Heim, Thomas Mann, Michael Cunningham Another 'classic' that I never read that vacation time has got me reading on the 'cheat' -- or make that 'reading' on the cheat (audible). I find Mann, frankly, repulsive -- and his style so full of pompous neuroticism that I can't really stomach him. I have a dual-lingual edition of this novella, and I should try to read it in German someday... clearly, he is formidible... but he represents a world and a set of complexes, and has a prose style (if this translation is any judge) - that is at once so modernist, so intensely neurotic, and yet stuffily bourgeois -- the very essence of pre-War (WWI) Germanic bourgois inversion -- that I can do without it.