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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
The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior - Jane Goodall This is a really huge book -- 600 pages with small print and large format... and I will have to read it very slowly... I am reading it to my *____*, to help them fall asleep... This is not one of her popular books, but the book she published in 1986 that captures in full, and in scientific form, her life's work. The volume I bought (second-hand) has a lovely inscription in it, written in the year of publication and from a woman who seems to have known Goodall personally, as she refers to her as "Jane" - and inscribed to her daughter, who seems to be following a similar course in life...., the study of animals. The book also had a dollar bill stuck into one of the large pages. I left it there and will look for it during the course my peregrinations through this tome.... perhaps there is a message hidden in it...

The Wiki entry on Goodall does not mention, apparently, the kidnapping -- though she refers to it numerous times in her lengthy Acknowledgements.... here is a capsule:

(scroll back to page 102 for an account: