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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
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

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Open Veins of Latin America - Eduardo Galeano, Cedric Belfrage An interesting book -- it has been influential in some circles -- and it is certainly finely written. I am also sympathetic to what he says. But the book is too repetitive and rhetorical for my tastes. It is enough for me to read once his outrage, and then to let the facts speak for themselves. Many of the stories are interesting, but they are interlaced with far too many adjectives, and with passages that add nothing specific. I ended up skimming large sections -- and thus called it a day.


(Very well written -- but I cannot rank it yet. There is much in it on the history of natural resources in Latin America (the "veins" referred to refer primarily to silver, and only secondarily to...)

Reading the opening of Galeano's book has made me wish I had read more than just the opening of Braudel's Mediterranean (on Phillip II)....)