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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

Obedience , by Joseph Hansen

Obedience - Joseph Hansen

Obedience is probably my favorite of the first ten books of the Brandstetter series. In addition to the usual cast of interesting and well drawn characters, the completely apposite and convincing evocation of the southern California terrain and the well designed plot which keeps the reader guessing, the fact that Brandstetter is aging has added an additional element of absorbing interest for me. In Early Graves and this book Brandstetter has acted foolishly, indeed, suicidally. At the end of this book he was made aware that he might be deliberately trying to end his life to avoid facing the question of what he will do with himself when he retires (besides build some book cases and hang some paintings...). I hope that in the last two volumes of the series Brandstetter will completely realize how lucky he really is and will act to preserve his blessed life, even if his sense of duty and obligation forces him to agree to further investigations.