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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 Setting Sun - Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene I'm not sure what to say about this - I can see that it was an important book -- there are moments of lyrical beauty in it - But it is very hard to adjudge a book written in Japanese when read by an English only speaker.... On the other hand, the angst of the writer and the character -- Dazai himself committed suicide -- is.... it is no longer a very revolutionary act. Death is not a very revolutionary act. It is clinical... and while it may have shocked the bourgeois sentiments of the 19th century, the 20th century has shown that life, and living -- are, indeed, the revolutionary acts. Even if they ultimately prove impossible to sustain.

Of course, this is the problem with a lot (not all, but still a lot...) of the modernist literature I am reading -- a certain moral puerility.

I think the painting/art of modernism has, over all, held up better - though some of that too will not last. (I'm thinking mainly of kitsch -- and its descendants). In philosophy, almost nothing will likely last of the past 65 years, apart from Quine -- and possibly nothing from the last 100 years --

Though such sweeping statements will always prove false, I guess....

And I haven't read much in epistemology.

The breakthroughs in science will last... obviously. That, too, is a genre.