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Some say you can take the measure of a man by the titles he keeps closest. The following 45 books are on the shelf on my desk. Go figure.

 
Selected Poems 1966-1987 Seamus Heaney

On The Road Jack Kerouac

Beautiful Losers Leonard Cohen

Animal Farm George Orwell

Advertisements For Myself Norman Mailer

Chimera John Barth

The Nature Of Personal Reality Jane Roberts

Golf In The Kingdom Michael Murphy

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Armies Of The Night Norman Mailer

Mr. And Mrs. Baby And Other Stories Mark Strand

The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen

The Journey Of Ibn Fattouma Naguib Mahfouz

Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne

A Separate Reality Carlos Castaneda

Going After Cacciato Tim O'Brien

A Room Of One's Own Virginia Woolf

The Spectator Bird Wallace Stegner

Gravity's Rainbow Thomas Pynchon

Immortality Milan Kundera

Walden Henry David Thoreau

Nausea Jean-Paul Sartre

The Cinnamon Peeler Michael Ondaatje

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man James Joyce

Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

A Confederacy Of Dunces John Kennedy Toole

A Place On Earth Wendell Berry

The Stranger Albert Camus

The Bone People Keri Hulme

Speak, Memory Vladimir Nabokov

The Divine Comedy Dante

The Teachings of Don Juan Carlos Castaneda

The Charterhouse Of Parma Stendhal

Ninety-Two In The Shade Tom McGuane

The Portable Bernard Shaw

Don Quixote Cervantes

Independent People Halldor Laxness

What Is Art? Tolstoy

Angle Of Repose Wallace Stegner

Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov

Wanderer Sterling Hayden

Swann's Way Proust

Leaves Of Grass Walt Whitman

Crossing To Safety Wallace Stegner

100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

 

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