Reading 2003

Masters & Servants, Pierre Michon

Monsignor Quixote, Graham Greene

Turn of the Screw, Henry James

Tales, Joseph Conrad

The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois

Artemisia, Anna Banti

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie

Home-Schooling for Excellence, David + Micki Colfax

The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel.  Exploring the various ways we travel or feel attracted to destinations, deBotton looks at a number of categories used by well-known critics, painters and poets to navigate inner and outer landscapes.

Austerlitz, William Sebald *

Courtesans and Fishcakes: Consuming Passions in Classical Athens, James Davidson

Blood Diamonds, Greg Campbell (Sierra Leone diamond trade)

Virgin Spring, Turgenev *

Black Earth City, Charlotte Hobson

The Happy Hypocrite, Max Beerbohm

The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton

More Pricks Than Kicks, Samuel Beckett

In Ruins, Christopher Woodward (architectural history)

Before Adam, Jack London

Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev

Paul Klee, Susanna Partsch

Blue, Benjamin Zucker

The Way to the Happiness of Peace, Sayadaw U Pandita

The Roofing Ceremony & the Silver Lake, August Strindberg

Grimm’s Last Fairytale, Haydn Middleton

The Dead Sea Scrolls, Stephen Hodge

The Matisse Stories, A.S. Byatt

The Bernini Bust, Iain Pears

The Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan Watts

Queer Burroughs, Jamie Russell

Emotions Revealed, Paul Ekman *

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism, Robert Heilbroner *

Zen and the Sutras, Albert Low

The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place, Ian Baker . With a foreword by the Dalai Lama. This is a well-written account of the practical and metaphysical exploration one of the last secret places on earth, the Tsangpo River’s inner gorges, perhaps the world’s deepest, with sacred significance to Tibetans and other buddhists. A riveting chronicle of the author’s five-year Himalayan adventure that is also a spiritual quest.

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, S. Freud

Lanterna Magica, Toti O’Brien

The Guide, Narayan

The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution, P.D. Ouspensky *

Stairways to Heaven:Drugs in American Religious History, Robert Fuller

Bacchylides complete poems

Meditations, Thanissaro Bikkhu

Abel Sanchez & other stories, Miguel de Unamuno

The Unknown Masterpiece & other stories, Honore de Balzac

Towards a Poor Theatre, Jerzy Grotowski

Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy

A Hero of Our Time, Lermontov