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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
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 Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics - Mark Lilla This book contains brief, almost breezy (and very readable) essays on the philosophies and political implications thereof of Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Kojève, Foucault, and Derrida.

I read the papers on MH, MF, and JD -- and the last two (for those who aren't up to speed on their ideas) are *very* good introductions to their basic thinking. The essay on MH is too superficial to deal with this complex topic.

I have no interst at this point in WB, and have read a lot about CS, and just recently read an entire book on
AK -- so will skip those and move on now to Descombes (who gets a plug, btw, from Lilla).

My guess is that Lilla's other (more sustained) books might disappoint -- and that he is best in the short form -- but that's just a surmise based on nothing....