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Taiga?s True Views: The Language of Landscape Painting in Eighteenth-Century Japan by Melinda Takeuchi (1994-06-01)
Melinda Takeuchi
The History of England, Vol 2
David Hume
The History of Scepticism: From Savonarola to Bayle
Richard H. Popkin
Cicero: On Moral Ends (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Raphael Woolf, Julia Annas
Das Goldene Vlies: Dramatisches Gedicht in Drei Abteilungen
Franz Grillparzer
Euripides IV: Rhesus / The Suppliant Women / Orestes / Iphigenia in Aulis
Charles R. Walker, Frank William Jones, William Arrowsmith, David Grene, Euripides, Richmond Lattimore
Notes from Underground & The Double
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jesse Coulson
The World of Thought in Ancient China
Benjamin I. Schwartz
The Last Generation of the Roman Republic
Erich S. Gruen
The Legend of Gold and Other Stories
William J. Tyler, Jun Ishikawa, Ishikawa Jun
Pan - Knut Hamsun, Sverre Lyngstad Since there are so many reviews of this book I shall record merely that when I first read this book in college, I was not prepared to appreciate its beautiful strangeness. Hamsun mixes together provincial mundanity in northernmost Norway, Nature mysteries, the pettiness, vindictiveness and hurtfulness of much of human behavior and a main character who moves back and forth between sanity and madness without noticing, whose primary love interest seems intent on matching his erratic and impulsive/compulsive acts step for step and who finally longs for death. This is not a recounting of a young love doomed by social differences, as I have seen Pan described in various places, any more than Moby Dick is a yarn about a fish.