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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
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK - Peter Dale Scott There is a wealth of material here, but it is not fully digested, and it is not always easy to see what Scott (who himself holds back from conclusions) thinks is relevant and what he thinks tangential to the main issue. There are also occasional forays into theory -- which I find off-putting -- I have a VERY low opinion of most theorizing -- which comes, I suppose, from having spent a lifetime reading first-rate philosophers -- and there are plenty hints that he is attracted to fringe movements that themselves are dubious. There was a single reference to freemasonry that I found quite troubling; he is now into 9/11 conspiracy stuff; and there is more than one echo of Carl Ogelsby's Yankee-Cowboy War theory..., which I find/found unpersuasive. That said -- there is a wealth of material here, and the facts are carefully checked and double-checked, it seems -- and much of it is true and undeniable. Still - when this far out on a limb, you must be absolutely scrupulous - and even a hint of weakness in structure or method is fatal.

For anyone interested in pursuing this topic, I would suggest the following -- in the following order:




And then, when you has thus gotten over your prejudices and assumptions about this issue ('that yeah, it's murky, but we'll never know', 'that I don't believe in conspiracies', 'that didn't that guy with the moustache on Larry King write a book that disproved all this?', 'that there are a lot of nuts on that side' -- true enough -- etc., etc), then you should actually READ Jim Garrison's book(s), because Garrison was (despite his many weaknesses -- girls, gabbing, drink) one of the few incorruptible men in American public office over the past many years, and has long been a hero of mine. He was not a crank or crackpot, as the media has tarred him -- just a man unlucky enough to have seen what others refused (and still refuse) to see: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/166974.On_the_Trail_of_the_Assassins

As to Clay Shaw, who was the target of Garrison's ill-starred probe, one should remember that it was Ralph Schoenman, Bertrand Russell's secretary, who helped to tip Garrison off to the connection between Shaw, il Centro mondiale commerciale, post WWII Italy -- and all that.

... and (speaking of Italy) I have STILL not met anyone who has been able or willing to explain to my dim mind why James Angleton named his early poetry journal "Furioso"...


... Angleton, who apparently thought during the Nixon years that Henry Kissinger was a Soviet spy.