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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 Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing

The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing - T. J. Clark Well - the second half was a letdown. The subjective crawled in... quietly, and surreptitiously... like a snake... and finally coiled itself around the body of the text and strangled it... like the corpse in Snake. Even Clark, with all his passionate looking, couldn't trust entirely simply to... looking. That is sad, because what he does in the first half of this beautiful book is so original and sustained... and successful.

Despite all this, I can't recommend this book highly enough -- provided, of course, you know when "enough is enough".

Speaking of snakes, here is Landscape with a Snake, which I don't believe I posted on the other site:


(For the first 40 or 50 pages I had to chew each page like a cow -- now, each line... maybe each letter. Now, about half-way through, I am actually 'reading'.... My copy, which does not have the offending omissions that some have noted, has however started to fall apart -- the pages with the two-page spreads of both Calm and Snake having disengaged from their spine.

Always a good sign, I think...)