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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 Stories of Breece D'J Pancake - John Casey, James Alan McPherson, Breece D'J Pancake, Andre Dubus III Breece Pancake, who committed suicide at the age of 27, leaving behind only a small collection of stories, seems to be "a writer's writer". That is, writers greatly admire (even to the point of awe..., they say), his technical skills. I have no reason, and am in no position to dispute that.

As a reader, however, and especially one not at all in syn with rural, hard-scrabble, small-town, 1970's West Virginian idiom and mood and ethos, the book was less appealing. But this is a purely personal bias and limitation.