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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
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Butler Much of this book unfortunately is unsuccessful. It is crabbed and rather dazed. The author seems often like he is wandering in a long apartment whose lights have gone out..., though he presumably knows more or less the way. In Chapter 4 ("Modernism and Politics") he completely misses the connection between modernism and fascism, and sees modernism as necessarily progressive. Yet there are some fascinating insights in ch. 3 ("The Modernist Artist") on stream of consciousness and on the centrality of consciousness and on formalism in the modernist novel which are well worth reading if you find the book at hand. But even here the author has not developed them head on, and seems not fully to realize, or too distracted to 'realize' (in both senses of that term) that he has the tiger by the tail. A pity.