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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses

The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses - Harry Blamires I expected the primary purpose of this book to be to point out patterns and obscure references and clarify the more difficult passages in Ulysses. To some degree, it does, but it's actually closer to Cliff's Notes in that the primary purpose seems to be to summarize the book. For some chapters of Ulysses I found that to be pretty useful, for others, unnecessary.