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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
Mao: A Life - Philip Short This is an excellent book. Long, detailed -- there are passages where one has to let one's eye skip over the surface like stones on a pond... but for someone who has not read much about his period, I couldn't ask for a better introduction.

The author, focusing on the narrative, manages brilliantly to take the reader -- and seamlessly, from Mao the idealistic, romantic, visionary poet and revolutionary to... A quote near the end says: Had Mao died in 1956, his achievements would have placed him among the gods; had in died in 1966, he would still have been considered a great man; but since he died in 1976, alas..., what can one say....

Tragic, riveting, and expertly told.