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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
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - Jared Diamond Though I am sympathetic, I found this book to be somewhat less original than Guns; the examples, dealing with small societies, are not (as the author allows) necessarily illustrative of our complex society -- which, admittedly, may be *more* fragile..., as a result of its complexity... as Niall Ferguson has been arguing. And while the emphasis on ecological fragility is certainly plausible, the history of man suggests that -- with a few exceptions (e.g., the 14th cen.) -- it is more often the social and purely *human* aspects that fail.

Anyway, I'm glad I've listened to these two books --

(on audible)