A non-comprehensive list of writers and books quoted or discussed on this blog. Sorted by last names:

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Alexander, Scott

Amis, Kingsley

kingsley amis new maps of hell kingsley amis what became of jane austen?
kingsley amis collected short stories kingsley amis jake's thing
kingsley amis stanley and the women kingsley amis the king's english

Amis, Martin

martin amis the moronic inferno martin amis experience
martin amis koba the dread

Arendt, Hannah

Austen, Jane

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Baker, Nicholson

nicholson baker the mezzanine nicholson baker u and i
nicholson baker a box of matches

Barzun, Jacques

jacques barzun from dawn to decadence

Beckett, Samuel

samuel beckett waiting for godot

Beerbohm, Max

max beerbohm selected prose

Bellow, Saul

saul bellow humboldt's gift saul bellow ravelstein

Bloom, Allan

allan bloom the closing of the american mind

Bloom, Harold

harold bloom the western canon

Boswell, James

Bulgakov, Mikhail

Bunyan, John

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

edgar rice burroughs the return of tarzan

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Cain, James M.

Carpenter, Humphrey

humphrey carpenter the brideshead generation

Chabon, Michael

michael chabon the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay

Chekhov, Anton

Chesterton, G.K.

g.k. chesterton essays and poems

Chong, Kevin

Coetzee, J.M.

j.m coetzee foe

Crichton, Michael

Crossman, Richard H. (editor)

richard h. crossman editor the god that failed

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Darwin, Charles

Defoe, Daniel

daniel defoe robinson crusoe

Derbyshire, John

john derbyshire we are doomed

Dickens, Charles

Didion, Joan

joan didion slouching towards bethlehem

Diefenbaker, John

john diefenbaker one canada

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Dreher, Rod

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Eliot, George

george eliot the mill on the floss george eliot middlemarch

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Faulker, William

Fielding, Henry

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

f. scott fitzgerald the great gatsby

Flaubert, Gustave

Forster, E.M.

e.m. forster a passage to india e.m. forster aspects of the novel
e.m. forster two cheers for democracy

Fraser, George MacDonald

george macdonald fraser flashman and the redskins

Frayn, Michael

michael frayn towards the end of the morning

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Graves, Robert

robert graves i claudius robert graves count belisarius

Greene, Graham

graham greene the ministry of fear graham greene the end of the affair

Griffin, John Howard

john howard griffin black like me

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Hammett, Dashiell

the novels of dashiell hammett

Hardy, Thomas

thomas hardy jude the obscure

Hazlitt, William

Heinlein, Robert A.

robert a heinlein farmer in the sky robert a. heinlein have space suit will travel
robert a. heinlein the past through tomorrow robert a. heinlein i will fear no evil
robert a. heinlein time enough for love robert a. heinlein expanded universe
robert a. heinlein the number of the beast robert a. heinlein the cat who walks through walls

Heller, Joseph

joseph heller catch-22

Hemingway, Ernest

ernest hemingway a moveable feast

Herodotus

herodotus the histories

Hilton, James

Hitchens, Christopher

christopher hitchens hitch 22

Hitchens, Peter

Homer

homer the odyssey

Huxley, Aldous

aldous huxley brave new world

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Jacobs, Jane

James, Clive

clive james north face of soho clives james cultural amnesia

James, Henry

James, M.R.

James, William

Johnson, Paul

paul johnson modern times

Johnson, Samuel

July, Miranda

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Koestler, Arthur

arthur koestler darkness at noon

Kundera, Milan

milan kundera the book of laughter and forgetting

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Lee, Harper

harper lee to kill a mockingbird

Lethem, Jonathan

jonathan lethem the fortress of solitude jonathan lethem the disappointment artist

Levin, Ira

Lewis, C.S.

c.s. lewis the abolition of man

Littell, Jonathan

jonathan littell the kindly ones

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Mamet, David

david mamet make-believe town

Marx, Groucho (and Richard J. Anobile)

the marx bros. scrapbook

Maugham, W. Somerset

w. somerset maugham the moon and sixpence

McCarthy, Cormac

cormac mccarthy blood meridian

Mencken, H.L.

the vintage mencken

Miller, Walter M.

walter m. miller a canticle for leibowitz

Mitford, Nancy

nancy mitford the pursuit of love nancy mitford love in a cold climate
nancy mitford the blessing nancy mitford voltaire in love
nancy mitford noblesse oblige

Monsarrat, Nicholas

nicholas monsarrat the cruel sea

Moore, Alan

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Nabokov, Vladimir

vladimir nabokov speak memory

Newman, Peter C.

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Niven, David

david niven bring on the empty horses

Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle

larry niven jerry pournelle lucifer's hammer

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Orwell, George

george orwell homage to catalonia

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Pekar, Harvey & R. Crumb

Plato

Plutarch

Pournelle, Jerry

Powell, Anthony

Pynchon, Thomas

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Renault, Mary

mary renault the last of the wine mary renault the persian boy
mary renault the nature of alexander mary renault funeral games

Roth, Philip

philip roth the facts

Russell, Bertrand

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Sailer, Steve

Salinger, J.D.

j.d. salinger the catcher in the rye

Sayers, Dorothy L.

dorothy l. sayers lord peter views the body

Schulman, J. Neil

Shakespeare, William

william shakespeare complete works

Shaw, George Bernard

george bernard shaw saint joan

Shute, Nevil

nevil shute the chequer board nevil shute the far country
nevil shute in the wet nevil shute slide rule

Simmons, Dan

Snow, C.P.

c.p. snow the light and the dark c.p. snow the sleep of reason

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

alexander solzhenitsyn cancer ward alexander solzhenitsyn the first circle
alexander solzhenitsyn august 1914 alexander solzhenitsyn the gulag archipelago

Steinbeck, John

Stendhal

stendhal the red and the black

Steyn, Mark

Stout, Rex

rex stout the league of frightened men

Swift, Jonathan

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Tey, Josephine

josephine tey the daughter of time

Theroux, Paul

paul theroux the great railway bazaar paul theroux riding the iron rooster
paul theroux ghost train to the eastern star

Tolstoy, Leo

leo tolstoy great short works

Trilling, Lionel

lionel trilling the liberal imagination

Twain, Mark

mark twain tom sawyer huckleberry finn

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Updike, John

john updike the coup

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Voltaire

Vonnegut, Kurt

kurt vonnegut mother night kurt vonnegut breakfast of champions

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Watts, Peter

Waugh, Evelyn

evelyn waugh a handful of dust evelyn waugh brideshead revisited
evelyn waugh when the going was good evelyn waugh the loved one

Wells, H.G.

Wolfe, Tom

tom wolfe radical chic

Wylie, Philip

philip wylie tomorrow philip wylie triumph

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