Sunday, June 21, 2009

Reading Rat Vol. 3 No. 17

New and updated posts on my recommended reading...

Art and Literature

Scott Walter on Flannery O'Connor

Noel Murray on J. D. Salinger

Gregg LaGambina on John Cheever

TS on John Updike

Dan Scheraga on Joyce Carol Oates

Len Krisak on James Merrill

Mario Vargas Llosa on Jorge Luis Borges

The Knitting Circle on Reinaldo Arenas

Society and History

Stefany Anne Golberg on Henry David Thoreau

Geoff Pevere on Abraham Lincoln

John B. Judis on John Maynard Keynes

Science and Technology

Geoff Pevere on Charles Darwin

David Kaiser on Richard Feynman

Philosophy and Religion

Kenneth Rexroth on The Kabbalah

Robert Louis Wilken on Saint Augustine

Kenneth Rexroth on The Gospel of Truth

On the recommended reading list itself, I've begun adding comments from The Harvard guide to influential books: 113 distinguished Harvard professors discuss the books that have helped to shape their thinking (1986), edited by C. Maury Devine, Kim D. Parrish, and Claudia Dissell


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