Arts & Culture Books

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Books I’ve read, books I’m reading

(F – Fiction; NF – Nonfiction; PL – Play; P – Poetry; SS – Short Story)

Currently Reading
Cox, Richard – House of the Rising Sun (F)

abu-Jamal, Mumia – All Things Censored (NF)
abu-Jamal, Mumia – Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience (NF)
abu-Jamal, Mumia – Live from Death Row (NF)
Albee, Edward – The American Dream (PL)
Albee, Edward – The Zoo Story (PL)
Alighieri, Dante – The Divine Comedy (F)
Alinsky, Saul D. – Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals (NF)
Attaway, William – Blood on the Forge (F)
Boccaccio, Giovanni – The Decameron (F)
Bond, Julian & Lewis, Andrew – Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table (NF)
Borowski, Tadeusz – This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman (SS)
Boyle, TC – My Pain is Worse Than Your Pain (SS)
Card, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game (F)
Carr, Nicholas – The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (NF)
Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Canterbury Tales (F)
Cheever, John – Reunion (SS)
Chomsky, Noam – Deterring Democracy (NF)
Chomsky, Noam – Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization (NF)
Chomsky, Noam – Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (NF)
Chomsky, Noam – Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies (NF)
Chomsky, Noam – On Power and Ideology (NF)
Chomsky, Noam – Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs (NF)
Chomsky, Noam – The Chomsky Reader (NF)
Clinton, Bill – My Life (NF)
Cockburn, Alexander & Jeffrey St. Clair – Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press (NF)
Dalai Lama – Ethics for the New Millennium (NF)
Decker, Shawn – My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure (NF)
DeLillo, Don – Baader-Meinhof (SS)
DeLillo, Don – Mao II (F)
DeLillo, Don – White Noise (F)
Dickey, James – Deliverance (F)
Downey, Peter – So You’re Going to be a Dad (NF)
Eliot, T.S. – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (P)
Eliot, T.S. – The Wasteland (P)
Endo, Shusaku – Silence (F)
Euripides – Bacchae (PL)
Euripides – Cyclops (PL)
Euripides – Medea (PL)
Fanon, Frantz – The Wretched of the Earth (NF)
Faulkner, William – Absalom. Absalom! (F)
Faulkner, William – Barn Burning (SS)
Faulkner, William – Delta Autumn (SS)
Faulkner, William – Go Down, Moses (SS)
Faulkner, William – Light in August (F)
Faulkner, William – Pantaloon in Black (SS)
Faulkner, William – The Bear (SS)
Faulkner, William – The Fire and the Hearth (SS)
Faulkner, William – The Old People (SS) Faulkner, William – Was (SS)
Fishman, J.E. – Primacy: A Thriller (F)
Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary (F)
Forman, James – The Making of Black Revolutionaries (NF)
Gimarc, George – Punk Diary, 1970-1979: An Eye Witness Record of the Punk Decade (NF)
Golding, William – Lord of the Flies (F)
Goldman, Emma – Anarchism and Other Essays (NF) Green, Johnny & Garry Barker – A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with The Clash (NF)
Greene, Ivery C. – The Disastrous Flood (NF)
Halberstam, David – Playing for Keeps (NF)
Hemingway, Ernest – A Way You’ll Never Be (SS)
Hemingway, Ernest – Big Two-Hearted River: Parts I and II (SS)
Henry, O. – The Last Leaf (SS)
Henry, O. – The Unabridged Fiction of O. Henry (F)
Hesse, Hermann – Siddhartha (F)
Hoffman, William – Lies (F)
Hoffman, William – Stones (SS)
Hoffman, William – Winter Wheat (SS)
Hoffman, William – Yancey’s War (F)
Hughes, Langston – The Collected Poems (P)
Hurston, Zora Neale – Spunk (SS)
Hurston, Zora Neale – Sweat (SS)
Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World (F)
Joyce, James – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (F)
Joyce, James – Dubliners (F)
Joyce, James – Ulysses (F)
Kelley, William Melvin – A Different Drummer (F)
Kelley, William Melvin – dem (F)
Kerasote, Ted – Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog (NF)
Kerouac, Jack – Dharma Bums (F)
Kerouac, Jack – On the Road (F)
Kesey, Ken – Abdul and Ebenezer (SS)
Kesey, Ken – Demon Box (NF)
Kesey, Ken – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (F)
Kesey, Ken – Sailor Song (F)
Kesey, Ken – Sometimes a Great Notion (F)
Kesey, Ken – The Day Superman Died (SS)
King, Jr., Martin – A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches (NF)
King, Jr., Martin Luther – Why We Can’t Wait (NF)
Kipling, Rudyard – The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories (F)
Krakauer, Jon – Into the Wild (NF)
Krakauer, Jon – Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (NF)
Krakauer, Jon – Under the Banner of Heaven (NF)
Kriegel, Mark – Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich (NF)
Listi, Brad – Attention.Deficit.Disorder (F)
London, Jack – Call of the Wild (F)
Lydon, Johnny – Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs (NF)
Marx, Karl – Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy (NF)
Maugham, W. Somerset – The Razor’s Edge (F)
Max, D.T. – The Unfinished (NF)
McCarthy, Cormac – Cities of the Plain (F)
McCarthy, Cormac – Outer Dark (F)
Mehta, Gita – A River Sutra (F)
Melville, Herman – Bartleby, the Scrivener (SS)
Morrison, Toni – Beloved (F)
Nader, Ralph – Crashing the Party (NF)
O. Henry – Confessions of a Humorist (SS)
O’Connor, Flannery – A Good Man is Hard to Find (SS)
O’Neill, Eugene – Anna Christie (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – Beyond the Horizon (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – Bound East for Cardiff (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – Fog (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – Long Day’s Journey Into Night (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – The Emperor Jones (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – The Hairy Ape (PL)
O’Neill, Eugene – The Iceman Cometh (PL)
Olear, Greg – Fathermucker (F)
Olear, Greg – Totally Killer (F)
Orwell – Homage to Catalonia (NF)
Orwell, George – 1984 (F)
Paine, Thomas – Common Sense (NF)
Paine, Thomas – Rights of Man (NF)
Parenti, Michael – Against Empire
Portis, Charles – True Grit (F)
Pynchon, Thomas – Gravity’s Rainbow (F)
Read, Piers Paul – Alive (NF)
Roth, Philip – The Breast (F)
Rushdie, Salman – The Moor’s Last Sight (F)
Said, Edward – Orientalism (NF)
Salih, Tayeb – Season of Migration to the North (F)
Sartre, Jean-Paul – Dirty Hands (PL)
Sartre, Jean-Paul – No Exit (PL)
Sartre, Jean-Paul – The Flies (PL)
Sartre, Jean-Paul – The Respectful Prostitute (PL)
Shakespeare, William – The Tempest (PL)
Sinclair, Upton – The Jungle (F)
Singer, P.W. – Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Centure (NF)
Sophocles – Ajax (PL)
Sophocles – Antigone (PL)
Sophocles – Electra (PL)
Sophocles – Oedipus at Colonus (PL)
Sophocles – Oedipus the King (PL)
Sophocles – Philoctetes (PL)
Sophocles – Trachinian Women (PL)
Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men (F)
Steinbeck, John – The Grapes of Wrath (F)
Steinbeck, John – Tortilla Flat (F)
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (SS) Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Body Snatcher (SS)
Taylor, Nick – The Disagreement (F)
Thomas, Bruce – Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit (NF)
Thoreau, Henry David – Civil Disobedience (NF)
Thoreau, Henry David – Walden; or, Life in the Woods (NF)
Thwaites, Thomas – The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch (NF)
Twain, Mark – Life on the Mississippi (NF)
Updike, John – Rabbit, Run (F)
Vaughan, Stephanie – Dog Heaven (SS)
wa Thiong’o, Ngugi – The Wizard of the Crow (F)
Wallace, David Foster – A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (NF) Wallace, David Foster – Big Red Son (NF)
Wallace, David Foster – Brief Interviews with Hideous Moon (F)
Wallace, David Foster – Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (NF)
Wallace, David Foster – Consider the Lobster (NF)
Wallace, David Foster – How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart (NF)
Wallace, David Foster – Infinite Jest (F)
Wallace, David Foster – Some Remarks on Kafka’s Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed (NF)
Wallace, David Foster – Up, Simba (NF)
Walter, Jess – Financial Lives of the Poets (F)
Walter, Jess – The Zero (F)
Watt, Alan – The 90 Day Novel: Unlock the Story Within (NF)
Wells, H.G. – The Invisible Man (F)
Wells, H.G. – War of the Worlds (F)
West, Cornel – The Cornel West Reader (NF)
Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass (P)
Woolf, Virginia – Mrs. Dalloway (F)
Woolf, Virginia – The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf (F)
Wright, Richard – Black Boy (NF)
Wright, Richard – Native Son (F)
Yeats, William Butler – Purgatory (PL)
Zinn, Howard – A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present (NF)
Zinn, Howard – Declarations of Independence: The Civil War to the Present (NF)
Zinn, Howard – The New Abolitionists (NF)
Zinn, Howard – The Zinn Readers: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy (NF)