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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 Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler Chandler's another one of them writers I've long wanted to read - and just haven't gotten around to. I did read one of his books long ago, way back in graduate school -- don't even remember which one, to be honest, but it left a taste in my mouth, like well-rounded scotch.

This is his first book, and it took me a while to decide it was a damned good book. The prose seemed a bit stiff, the proper nouns -- I mean, the names - artificial, and the pace no faster than a racer's trot after the 3rd.

But somewhere around the later part of chapter 24, it all came together -- the taut prose, the existential element, the plot, even the characters -- and not just Marlowe's -- till, by the last sentence, Chandler had me in the palm of his hand.