from Chapter IX: Literary Bibles, Albert Guérard's 'Preface to World Literature' [1940], one of the few serious critical studies of the kind of canonization projects documented at Greater Books:

The author asks, "if you were to be marooned on a desert island, with a single book, which one would you pick out? In the Anglo-Saxon group of civilization, at any rate, the answer, by an overwhelming majority, would be the same as Stanley's: "The old Bible" It is obvious that, in most cases, our choice would not be dictated by literary reasons. The sacred character of the Bible would be the first consideration. And the second would not be esthetic either, but national and even tribal.

"But the selection of the Bible as our only companion would be justified also on purely literary grounds. With the Bible, no man in solitude would ever suffer spiritual starvation, even as an artist. For there is hardly any mood of man that is not reflected in these pages; and the variety of its themes and forms is infinite. [...] A man whose list of "classics" were limited to the Bible would be cultured, even in the worldly sense. He would escape from the pettiness of daily cares; he would sharpen and deepen his own experiences; he would ponder, with Job, over the most tragic problems of human destiny; he would have at his command an incomparable store of majestic images and vigorous words, wherewith to give color and sinew to the expression of his own thoughts."

"The sheer convenience of an all-sufficient one-volume library has repeatedly tempted men to arrange other writings into Bibles. [...] What do we mean by a Bible? It is not every chance collection of books that deserves the hallowed name; in most cases, the modest term Omnibus would be more adequate. The test of a genuine 'literary Bible' is two-fold: unity and variety. Variety: no essential need of man must be left unsatisfied. Unity: the 'Bible' must offer from cover to cover the same spiritual atmosphere, even the same material tradition, so as to permit cross-references between its various parts; it must constitute a country of the soul.

"The Holy Bible fulfills these two conditions. So does the Pagan Bible, the epitome of Hellenic culture. [...] Bind together the Iliad and the Odyssey; a full dozen plays by the four great dramatists, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; three or four of Plato's Dialogues; as a stiffening, the Enchiridion of Epictetus; as an ornament, the delicate poetic blossoms of the Anthology; Lucian, for no Bible is complete without a touch of irony; the historical background, as provided by Herodotus, Xenophon, Thucydides; Demosthenes as the god of eloquence; perhaps Plutarch, for he made definite for us the figure of the ancient Hero; the result would not be unwieldy, and it would be extraordinarily substantial. Just as the Holy Bible stands by itself, and does not need, in order to be appreciated, the enormous Hebraic and Christian literature that it inspired, so the Hellenic Bible is complete without the glorious train of imitations that it engendered: the whole production of Rome, and large elements in the modern world, down to Goethe's Iphigenia in Tauris."

So far, Guérard follows a set-up devised by Richard Moulton—his Pentateuch of Bibles. "As his third Bible, [Moulton] proposes The Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost jointly. This suggestion is very tempting. Between the two poets, there is indeed a double bond of unity: the Christian faith and the Classic tradition. The medieval Florentine and the Englishman of the late Renaissance meet at the foot of the Cross, both with Vergil as their guide. It is this, however, that weakens their claim to form a genuine "Bible": intensely original as individuals, they did not discover a new "country of the soul." And, even if all their minor works were included, we doubt whether all-sufficient variety could be found in their pages." (49-51)

"As a fourth Bible, we are offered Shakespeare, entire and alone. [...] "The unity of this Bible is undeniable; it resides in the personality, mysterious as it may be, of a single author. And there is a Shakespearian "country of the soul," which is not identical with Elizabethan England. Like English travelers in Tibet or Patagonia, the Shakespeare spirit carries its own atmosphere into believable places: a blasted heath, a balmy night in Venice, Prospero's Island, a tavern in Cheapside, the coasts of Bohemia. It is a new land indeed; it borders on Christianity, Antiquity, and Medieval Romance; it borrows from all three, but it stoutly maintains its separate existence. The variety is that of life itself: a life tragic at the core even in its gayest moments, a life that reaches beyond the visible.

"The fifth Bible, in Professor Moulton's scheme, has for its center, not a man, but a theme: the Faust cycle. It is a wrestling with the eternal problem: What shall it profit a man to gain the world if he loses his soul? Faust is one of the three great Romantic myths in whom this conflict is illustrated. The second is Don Juan, and the third Napoleon: for the man of felsh and blood, the realistic administrator and strategist, became a symbol within a decade of his death. All three set out to "gain the world": through knowledge, through love, through power; three forms of conquests, three forms of selfishness, three ultimate failures. For all three "lost their souls": at least it is not through their own merits that they are redeemed." (We can't help but wonder how Guérard would edit this paragraph if he had revised this book after the Second World War, or after Stalin's and Mao's deaths.)

"This would form an admirable nucleus for a Bible. But, as Goethe's Faust might be too slim for the purpose, Professor Moulton padded the collection with Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, Calderón's El Mágico Prodigioso, and Bailey's Festus. The result is highly artificial. Why read the same story four times over? And especially, why read Festus at all?

"We beg leave to offer an amendment: keeping as a kernel the Faust motive, we might build round it a Goethean Bible. It could easily be reduced to a single volume of manageable size [...]. The unity would be the Olympian spirit of Goethe. The variety would not consist, as in Shakespeare, in the intense and multitudinous creation of life: it would be found in the encyclopedic character of the work, and in the truly unique blend of Classicism, the Medieval spirit, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and Romanticism. [...] The key note of this Bible would be wisdom and culture; and, deepest of all, at the end of the first Faust, the sense that these, sovereign as they may be in the human sphere, will not suffice." (52-3)

Going beyond Moulton's suggestions, Guérard asks, "Can we descry, in the huge and shapeless mass of our Western writings, other Bibles to rank with the more definite of these? In comparison with our own Holy Bible, or the body of Greek classics, or the complete works of Shakespeare, every collection would seem heterogeneous, or vague, or incomplete. The vast body of medieval romance, with the Arthurian cycle as its nucleus, does indeed form "a country of the soul." [...] "Medieval romance gives a new quality to the imagination; it creates, not fantastic shapes only, but a fantastic atmosphere, a whole world of make-believe. In a higher sense, romance means passion. Antiquity had known Phaedra and Dido: but it was reserved for the poets of the Tristan story to give us the theme of fateful love, irresistible, justified by its very intensity, driving man and woman to bliss, madness and death. In the highest sense, romance even touches religion, and seeks alliance with mysticism. It takes us beyond humdrum morality, and the cool intellectual intricacies of theology. It gives faith a richer, but a questionable glow; a mysterious radiance, as in the Grail stories, which is in part an inner light, in part a half conscious trick." This Bible "never was embodied in perfect form"; it includes Chrétien de Troyes, Malory, Edmund Spenser, Tennyson, William Morris, Swinburne, Edwin Arlington Robinson, plus Shakespeare again—and the music of Wagner. "Such a Bible, if it were constituted, would have undoubted unity of theme, spirit, atmosphere. So definite is it in these respects that a few lines, like the opening stanza in [Keats's] La Belle Dame sans Merci, suffice to carry us into the magic land." (53-4).

Unfortunately, this Bible "would lack the substantial variety of a true Bible." The "Bible of Romance could not stand by itself, but would need, as its corrective and complement, the Bible of Ironic Naturalism. [...] By the side of high-flown romance [,] mocking tale and cynical farce. And not seldom did romance, in mid-air, suddenly seek the earth, laughing at its own broken flight." Thus: this half-bible's first entrants: Romance of the Rose, Don Quixote, Pascal, Jonathan Swift, Aldoux Huxley's Eyeless in Gaza, Anatole France.

Soon enough, though, we're into another bible: with Cervantes, "derision had not wholly destroyed sympathy. And in Anatole France, Irony hardly ever lost touch with her sister muse Pity. [...] If Irony recedes, and Pity assumes command, then we have, if not a new "country of the soul," at least a new "climate." Thus, the Bible of Social Pity: La Bruyère, The Man With the Hole; "faint notes" in Goldsmith's The Deserted Village and Blake; "the short early novels of Victor Hugo, The Last Day of a Man Condemned to Death, Claude Gueux; Dickens; Eugène Sue, Mysteries of Paris"; Les Misérables; Dostoevsky and Tolstoy; Zola's "Germinal the first full-grown proletarian epic"; Gerhart Hauptmann's Weavers; Barbusse's Under Fire; In Dubious Battle; The Grapes of Wrath. The problem with this Bible, is practical: an excess of prolific writers creating an excess of work (55-7). This serves as an appropriate bridge to this chapter's conclusion.

"A man who would work his way through Sir John Lubbock's "Best Hundred Books" diligently, retentively, might yet remain a fool. A laborious fool, a plausible fool, an abundantly informed fool: all the more dangerous for the weapons thus placed in the hands of his foolishness. In this famous list, or in any other catalogue of World's Classics, there is no unifying principle that could serve as the indispensable nucleus of culture. Better one good book, if thought-provoking, than a hundred "best books," laden to the gunwale with dead facts.

"On the other hand, when the process of culture is fairly started, when we are able to turn "a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits," then abundant reading becomes a boon. Culture will not result automatically out of a prescribed course of study: it is an inward operation. But the growth in the soil is prepared and aided by assiduous tilling."(59)


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An ongoing series of reviews featuring scans of informational stickers included on the shrinkwrap or case of the Compact Disc in question.

The Beatles - The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 sticker directly on packaging



What magazines would you sell at your news-stand? How about the oldest ones? In English...
Economist, 1843
Harper's, 1850
Atlantic Monthly, 1857
Nation, 1865
Popular Science, 1870
Publishers Weekly, 1872
National Geographic, 1888
Billboard, 1894
Field and Stream, 1895
Outdoor Life, 1898
Popular Mechanics, 1902
Maclean's, 1905
Variety, 1905
America, 1909
Progressive, 1909
Art in America, 1913
New Statesman, 1913
Vanity Fair, 1913
Current History, 1914
New Republic, 1914
Time, 1923
Commonweal, 1924
New Yorker, 1925
Advertising Age, 1930
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 1930
Hollywood Reporter, 1930
Esquire, 1932
Sight and Sound, 1932
Kirkus Reviews, 1933
Newsweek, 1933
Downbeat, 1934


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Music of Morocco Recorded by Paul Bowles 1959 sticker directly on packaging



from the award-winning Macroscopic 2013 blog:
28 December 2013:
The major academic English-language journals on music:
Asian Music
Chamber Music Journal
Computer Music Journal
Early Music
Early Music History
General Music Today
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Journal of Musicology
Journal of Music Theory
Journal of New Music Research
Journal of the Royal Music Association
Leonardo Music Journal
Music Analysis
Musical Quarterly
Musical Times
Music and Letters
MusiCultures
Music Perception
Music Theory Online
Music Theory Spectrum
19th Century Music
Perspectives of New Music
Sonus
Theoria


from the award-winning Macroscopic 2013 blog: [updated]
18 April 2013
At this point we only know the numbering of the first-fourth of Neil Young's Official Release Series (the name for new reissues of previously-released items as part of his Archives, as compared to, so far, the Performance Series). Given the complexity of his discography, I couldn't help but devise my own numbering of his official releases with those first four as a base, plus some wishful thinking on my part: namely, that the soundtrack for Journey Through the Past, despite not being reissued with the first-fourth albums or as part of the first Archives boxed set, will finally get a C.D release. The film was included in the boxed set but it was not released individually, which already suggests my notion of including it in the Official Release tally is doomed to failure, especially since a separate release of the film could have included the soundtrack as a bonus. [The release of Official Release Series Discs 5-8 boxed set (on L.P only) in 2014 confirmed that Young has designated Time Fades Away as no. 5 in the series. Given that the entire Archives project has clearly gone awry, both in being delayed and the release of certain albums in the Performance Series not originally planned for (thus a no. 0 and a no. 2.5) it would seem that a better organization of Young's work will not come until decades after its participants are gone. Though I suppose, by the same logic that allowed for that 2.5, the Journey Through the Past album could become no. 4.5, and video releases could be a separate series, of which the Journey film would be no. 1. Not exactly an ideal solution. The left-hand numbers below indicate that title's place in my imagined Official Release Series, while the numbering to the right indicates its place in various sub-sets described at the end of this post.]

1) Neil Young (1)

2) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (2)

3) After the Gold Rush (3)

4) Harvest (4*)

5) Journey Through the Past: Original Soundtrack Recordings (minor1)
6) Journey Through the Past (movie1)

7) Time Fades Away (*1)

8) On the Beach (5)

9) Tonight's the Night (6*)

10) Zuma (7)

11) American Stars n' Bars (8)

12) Comes a Time (9)

13) Rust Never Sleeps album (*2)
14) and film (livemovie1)
15) Live Rust (live1)

16) Hawks and Doves (10)

17) Re-ac-tor (11)

18) Human Highway (movie2)

19) Live in Berlin (livemovie2)

20) Trans (12)

21) Solo Trans (livemovie3)
22) Everbody's Rockin' (13)

23) Old Ways (14)

24) Landing on Water (15)

25) Life (*3)

26) This Note's for You (16)

27) Eldorado (minor2)
28) Freedom (17*)
29) Freedom: A Live Acoustic Concert film (livemovie4)

30) Ragged Glory (18*)
31) and video comp (movie3)

32) Arc-Weld (live2)
33) Weld film (livemovie5)

34) Harvest Moon (19*)

35) Unplugged album (live3)
36) and film (livemovie6)

37) Sleeps With Angels (20)
38) The Complex Sessions (livemovie7)

39) Mirror Ball (21)

40) Dead Man (22)

41) Broken Arrow (23)

42) Year of the Horse album (live4)
43) and film (livemovie8)

44) Silver and Gold album (24)
45) and film (livemovie9)

46) Road Rock, Vol. 1 (live5)
47) Red Rocks Live(livemovie10)

48) Are You Passionate? (25)

49) Greendale album (26)
50) and film (movie4)
51) and documentary (movie5)
52) and concert film (livemovie11)

53) Prarie Wind (27)
54) Heart of Gold (livemovie12)

55) Living With War (28)
56) Living With War: "In the Beginning" (minor3)

57) Chrome Dreams II (29)
58) Trunk Show (livemovie13)

59) Fork in the Road (30)

60) Le Noise (31)
61) and film (movie6)
62) Journeys (livemovie14)

63) Americana (32)
64) Psychedelic Pill (33)

65) A Letter Home album - both versions + bonus 45 - (34)
66) and film (movie7)

67) Storytone (35)
68) Solo Storytone (minor4)
69) Mixed Pages of Storytone (minor5)

70) The Monsanto Years (36)
71) Earth (live6)

Studio (or, Major) albums (or albums with only one live track, noted with an asterisk after their number): 36
Concert albums that are also major albums, noted with an asterisk before their number: 3 (Time Fades Away, Rust Never Sleeps, and Life)
other Concert albums: 6 (Live Rust, Arc-Weld, Unplugged, Year of the Horse, Road Rock Vol. 1, Earth)
Minor albums: 5 (Journey Through the Past: Original Soundtrack Recordings, Eldorado, Living With War: "In the Beginning", Solo Storytone, Mixed Pages of Storytone)

Films: 7 (Journey Through the Past, Human Highway, Ragged Glory video comp, Greendale, Greendale documentary, Le Noise film, A Letter Home film)
Concert films: 14 (Rust Never Sleeps film, Live in Berlin, Solo Trans, Freedom: A Live Acoustic Concert, Weld film, Unplugged film, The Complex Sessions, Year of the Horse film, Silver and Gold film, Red Rocks Live, Greendale concert film, Heart of Gold, Trunk Show, Journeys)

But what about singles? If they're just added as bonus tracks to the albums, then should Eldorado not count? If so, The Complex Sessions would be also merely be an E.P of sorts, obviously attached to Sleeps With Angels
And promotional videos? If they're also going to be bonus tracks, then should the Ragged Glory video lose its status as a separate release?


from the award-winning Macroscopic 2013 blog:
3 December 2013
I noted earlier this year (14 January) that I wanted to learn more about extant Classical publications, in print and online. Having recently visited one of the best newsstands in the country, Bulldog News, in Seattle's University District (they're also responsible for the My Mag Store site), I've got at least a few to list--still staying outside academia:

American Record Guide
B B C Music Magazine
Classical Music
Classical Recordings Quarterly
Early Music America
Early Music Today
Fanfare
Gramophone
International Record Review
Listen
Musical Opinion
Opera News
Opera Now
La Scena Musicale

several Classical publications have an instrumental focus:
Choir and Organ
Classical Singer
International Piano
Organ
Pianist
Strad
Strings

--leading us to other instrument-centric publications:
Acoustic Guitar
American Lutherie
B M G Magazine
Classical Guitar
Drummer
Fretboard Journal
Guitarist
Guitar Player
Guitar World
Keyboard
Making Music
Modern Drummer
Rhythm
Saxophone Journal

And for musical theatre...
Sondheim Review

More from the digital-only realm--not too much here, though as I find more I'll update this post:
Classical Source
La Folia
New Music Box

In addition to Sound on Sound and Tape Op noted previously, other publications about recording music include:
Computer Music
Electronic Musician
Mix
Music Tech
Recording

And magazines about playback equipment:
Absolute Sound
Audio Ideas Guide (now digital-only)
Stereophile

Finally, publications geared toward those in the music trade:
Billboard
Complete Music Update
C M J Music Report
Music Connection
Music Row
Music Trades
Music Week
New Music Weekly
Pollstar


What tracks on the second disc of the 2004 reissue of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours are also on the third disc of the 2013 reissue?
None!
What tracks on the second disc of the 2004 reissue of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk are also on the second and third discs of the 2015 reissue?
Some (in bold below):
Tusk 2004, disc two, track one: One More Time (Over & Over)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track two: Can't Walk Out of Here (The Ledge) = Tusk 2015, disc three, track two: The Ledge (3/13/79)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track three: Think About Me
Tusk 2004, disc two, track four: Sara = Tusk 2015, disc three, track five: Sara (3/10/79)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track five: Lindsey's Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong) = Tusk 2015, disc two, track 12: I Know I'm Not Wrong (Demo - Lindsey's Song #1)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track six: Storms
Tusk 2004, disc two, track seven: Lindsey's Song #2 (That's All for Everyone)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track eight: Sisters of the Moon = Tusk 2015, disc three, track 10: Sisters of the Moon (11/12/78)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track nine: Out on the Road (That's Enough for Me)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 10: Brown Eyes
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 11: Never Make Me Cry
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 12: Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 13: Honey Hi = Tusk 2015, disc two, track seven: Honey Hi (10/18/78 Version)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 14: Beautiful Child
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 15: Song #3 (Walk a Thin Line) = Tusk 2015, disc two, track six: Walk a Thin Line (3/13/79 Song #3)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 16: Come On Baby (Never Forget)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 17: Song #1 (I Know I'm Not Wrong) (Alternate)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 18: Kiss and Run
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 19: Farmer's Daughter
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 20: Think About Me (Single Version) = Tusk 2015, disc two, track one: Think About Me (Single Remix)
Tusk 2004, disc two, track 21: Sisters of the Moon (Single Version) = Tusk 2015, disc two, track three: Sisters of the Moon (Remix)


The Rolling Stones, When the United Kingdom and United States
Versions of Their Records Were Different
:
Key to U S albums:
1: England’s Newest Hitmakers
2: 12 x 5
3: Now!
4: Out of Our Heads
5: December’s Children (and Everybody’s)
6: Aftermath
7: Between the Buttons
8: Flowers
^: Got Live If You Want It!

Highlighted tracks are featured on Hot Rocks and
More Hot Rocks [expanded version [2002]].

1963
Come On / I Want to Be Loved
Poison Ivy [version 1] / Fortune Teller [this single unreleased except for a small number of copies; both tracks released on Saturday Club compilation]
I Wanna Be Your Man / Stoned

1964
Not Fade Away [1] / Little by Little [1]
It’s All Over Now [2] / Good Times Bad Times [2, *]
[U.S-only release] Time Is on My Side [2] / Congratulations [2]
Little Red Rooster [3] / Off the Hook [3]

The Rolling Stones (EP, 1964)
Bye Bye Johnny [Bye Bye Johnnie]
Money (That’s What I Want)
You Better Move On [5]
Poison Ivy [version 2]

5 x 5 (EP, 1964)
If You Need Me [2]
Empty Heart [2]
2120 South Michigan Avenue [2]
Confessin’ the Blues [2]
Around and Around [2]

The Rolling Stones (LP, 1964)
Route 66 [1, 5]
I Just Want to Make Love to You [1]
Mona (I Need You Baby) [1]
Now I’ve Got a Witness [3]
Little by Little [1]
I’m a King Bee [1]
Carol [1]
Tell Me (first pressing had shorter version) [1; retitled Tell Me (You're Coming Back) for inclusion on the U S version of Big Hits]
Can I Get a Witness [1]
You Can Make It If You Try [1]
Walking the Dog [1]

1965
The Last Time [4] / Play with Fire [4]
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [4] / The Spider and the Fly [4]
Get Off My Cloud [5] / The Singer Not the Song [5]

Got Live If You Want It! (EP, 1965)
We Want the Stones [audience]
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Pain in My Heart
Route 66 [5]
I'm Moving On [5]
I'm Alright [4]

The Rolling Stones No. 2 (LP, 1965)
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love [3--alternate (shorter) version; the 1986 C D version of Now! includes the original, but not subsequent reissues of that album]
Down-Home Girl [3]
You Can’t Catch Me [3]
Time Is On My Side ["guitar intro" version; 2 and Hot Rocks both feature "organ intro" version]
What a Shame [3]
Grown Up Wrong [2]
Down the Road Apiece[3]
Under the Boardwalk [2]
I Can’t Be Satisfied
Pain in My Heart [3]
Off the Hook [3]
Susie Q [2]

Out of Our Heads (LP, 1965)
She Said Yeah [5]
Mercy Mercy [4]
Hitch-Hike [4]
That’s How Strong My Love Is [4]
Good Times [4]
Gotta Get Away [5]
Talkin' 'Bout You [5]
Cry to Me [4]
Oh Baby [4]
Heart of Stone [3]
The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man [4]
I’m Free [5]

1966
19th Nervous Breakdown / As Tears Go By [5] (for U.S version, Sad Day is B-side track)
Paint It Black [6] / Long Long While
Have You Seen You Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows [8] / Who’s Driving Your Plane?

Aftermath (LP, 1966)
Mother’s Little Helper [8]
Stupid Girl [6]
Lady Jane [6, 8]
Under My Thumb [6]
Doncha Bother Me [6]
Goin' Home [6]
Flight 505 [6]<
High and Dry [6]
Out of Time [8]
I Am Waiting [6]
Take It or Leave It [8]
Think [6]
What to Do

Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (LP, 1966)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow
Paint It Black
It’s All Over Now
The Last Time
Heart of Stone
Not Fade Away
Come On
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Get Off My Cloud
As Tears Go By
19th Nervous Breakdown
Lady Jane
Time Is on My Side ["guitar intro" version]
Little Red Rooster

U S version:
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The Last Time
As Tears Go By
Time Is on My Side ["organ intro" version]
It's All Over Now
Tell Me (You're Coming Back)
19th Nervous Breakdown
Heart of Stone
Get Off My Cloud
Not Fade Away
Good Times, Bad Times
Play With Fire

1967
Let’s Spend the Night Together [7, 8] / Ruby Tuesday [7, 8]
We Love You / Dandelion

Between the Buttons (LP, 1967)
Yesterday’s Papers [7]
My Obsession [7]
Back Street Girl [8]
Connection [7]
She Smiled Sweetly [7]
Cool, Calm, and Collected [7]
All Sold Out [7]
Please Go Home [8]
Who’s Been Sleeping Here [7]
Complicated [7]
Miss Amanda Jones [7]
Something Happened to Me Yesterday [7]

1968
Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Child of the Moon

1969
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (LP, 1969)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Mother's Little Helper
2000 Light Years From Home
Let's Spend the Night Together
You Better Move On
We Love You [edited]
Street Fighting Man
She's a Rainbow
Ruby Tuesday
Dandelion [edited]
Sittin' on a Fence
Hony Tonk Women

U S version:
Paint It Black
Ruby Tuesday
She's a Rainbow
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Mother's Little Helper
Let's Spend the Night Together
Honky Tonk Women
Dandelion [edited]
2000 Light Years From Home
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
Street Fighting Man

Tracks originally on U S albums:
Surprise, Surprise [3]
One More Try [4]
Look What You’ve Done [5]
Blue Turns to Grey [5]
I've Been Loving You Too Long [^; this track and Fortune Teller were included on the U S, L P version of Got Live If You Want It! with overdubbed audience sound; apparently, until the 2002 expanded More Hot Rocks, the original studio track was not officially released]
It's Not Easy [6]
I Am Waiting [6]
Ride On, Baby [8]
Sittin' on a Fence [8]
My Girl [8]


Excepter
STREAM - Performance - Date
87 - Home Sweet Home, New York, NY - 2015 May 4
86 - Trans Pecos, New York, NY - 2015 March 20
85 - Death by Audio, New York, NY - 2014 November 7
84 - Europa Club, New York, NY - 2014 August 15
83 - Earwax Records, New York, NY - 2014 August 2
82 - Body Acutalized Center, New York, NY - 2014 June 21
81 - [Lyon, France] - 2014 April 7
80 - P M K, Innsbruck, Austria - 2014 April 11
79 - Kantine Berghain, Berlin, Germany - 2014 April 15
78 - Instants Chavires, Paris, France - 2014 April 25
77 - Baby's All Right, New York, NY - 2014 February 24
76 - St. Vitus, New York, NY - 2013 November 15
75 - Body Actualized Center, New York, NY - 2013 November 1
74 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY - 2013 October 31

73 - The Smell, Los Angeles, CA - 2012 March 10
72 - The Wreck Room, New York, NY - 2011 July 20

71 - Shea Stadium, New York, NY - 2010 October 27
70 - Silent Barn, New York, NY - 2010 September 11
69 - Viaduct Theater, Chicago, IL - 2010 August 21

68 - Glasslands, New York, NY - 2010 March 20
- - - Glasslands, New York, NY - 2010 February 16 ('Presidence' release party)
67 - Zebulon, New York, NY - 2010 January 23
- - - Monkey Town, New York, NY - 2009 December 31
- - - Student Center, Purchase, NY - 2009 November 17
66 - WCKR 89.3 F M, New York, NY - 2009 October 25
65 - Cameo Gallery, New York, NY - 2009 October 23
64/ 'Maze of Death' - Death by Audio, New York, NY - 2009 October 2
63 - Secret Project Robot, New York, NY - 2009 September 26
62 - High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI - 2009 September 19
61 - Viaduct Theater, Chicago, IL - 2009 September 18
60 - Division Street Gallery, Detroit, MI - 2009 September 17
'OBOH' - Dionysus Club, Oberlin, OH - 2009 September 16
59 - Starr Space, New York, NY - 2009 August 29

'Live at the Bell House' - Bell House, New York, NY - 2009 April 4
Equinox - Glasslands, New York, NY - 2009 March 21
58/ Zion - 92nd Street Y, New York, NY - 2009 February 28
Equinox - Issue Project Room, New York, NY - 2009 January 17
54 - Vanishing Point, New York, NY - 2008 December 13
53 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY - 2008 November 19
'The Open Well' - Monkey Town, New York, NY - 2008 November 4 ('Veto Vote')
- - - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY - 2008 October 22

- - - La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec - 2008 June 1
57 - Senior House, Cambridge, MA - 2008 May 3
Dublab 'Sprout Session' - [Los Angeles, CA] - 2008 May 1
56 - Echo, Los Angeles, CA - 2008 April 26
55 - Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA - 2008 April 24
49 - [Vacaville, CA] - 2008 April 23
52 - Backspace, Portland, OR - 2008 April 22
51 - Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater, Seattle, WA - 2008 April 21
50 - Glasslands, New York, NY - 2008 March 29 ('Debt Dept.' release party)
47 - Castaways, Ithaca, NY - 2008 March 1
- - - Monkey Town, New York, NY - 2008 February 22 ('Science')
46 - Mug, Poughkeepsie, NY - 2008 February 21
45 - Bar, New Haven, CT - 2008 February 3
44 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, NY - 2008 January 11
43 - Issue Project Room, New York, NY - 2007 December 7
42 - Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, New York, NY - 2007 December 6
- - - Silent Barn, New York, NY - 2007 October 19
41 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL - 2007 September 28
Punkcast 1189 - Rocky's (Rock Star Bar), New York, NY - 2007 August 18
'OG', 'The Anti-Noah' - Monkey Town, New York, NY - 2007 July 14 ('A Return From Black Hole')
48 - [Tobago] - 2007 June 16

39 - Morrow Memorial Church, Maplewood, NJ - 2007 March 10
40 - Monkey Town, New York, NY - 2007 February 24 ('40,000 Leagues Under the Sea')
- - - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY - 2007 January 6
- - - Smog, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - 2006 December 10
38 - Casa del Popolo, Montreal, Quebec - 2006 December 9
- - - Asterisk Art Project, New York, NY - 2006 November 4
37 - Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY - 2006 November 3
- - - [Big Out of Doors Show II], New York, NY - 2006 September 9
36 - East River Ampitheater, New York, NY - 2006 August 19
- - - Daydream Library, New York, NY - 2006 July 29
Steps - La Salla Rosa, Montreal, Quebec - 2006 June 23
- - - Tonic, New York, NY - 2006 June 15


Are these the greatest? The American People have spoken.
Through 1988 (no comment). Compilations omitted. Album titles highlighted.
The Recording Industry Association of America (R I A A)'s tallies of U_S sales in millions provided, the totals of certain double (or more) albums adjusted downward to account for the R I A A's bizarre choice to total some, but not all, of such titles by number of discs.

Michael Jackson - Thriller - 32
Led Zeppelin [IV] - 23
A.C/ D.C - Back in Black - 22
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - 20
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction - 18
Boston - Boston - 17
The Eagles - Hotel California - 16
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon - 15
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U S A - 15
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell - 14
Prince - Purple Rain - 13
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston - 13
Pink Floyd - The Wall - 13
The Beatles - Abbey Road - 12
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required - 12
Def Leppard - Hysteria - 12
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet - 12
Led Zeppelin II - 12
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 11
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy - 11
The Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 10
The Beatles - The Beatles - 10
Def Leppard - Pyromania - 10
Billy Joel - The Stranger - 10
Madonna - Like a Virgin - 10
George Michael - Faith - 10
Carole King - Tapestry - 10
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down - 10
U.2 - The Joshua Tree - 10
Van Halen - Van Halen - 10
Van Halen - 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) - 10
Z.Z Top - Eliminator - 10
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms - 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney - 9
Michael Jackson - Bad - 9
Journey - Escape - 9
R.E.O Speedwagon Hi Infidelity - 9
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic - 8
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! - 8
Michael Jackson Off the Wall - 8
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 8
Led Zeppelin [I] - 8
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - 8
Metallica - ...and Justice for All - 8
The Police - Synchronicity - 8
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water - 8
Whitesnake - 8


from the award-winning Macroscopic 2013 blog:
28 October 2013
Seeing the band, Cave, in concert Saturday, reminded yet again of the Chicago record label, Drag City, and its extraordinary role in Indie music, or whatever you might want to call most contemporary song-composing music. A lesson to learn: the label heads listened to Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux when he told them to sign up Will Oldham; they listened again when Oldham told them about Joanna Newsom. The artist as talent scout.

Instead of a chronological list of the label's releases like you can get at Discogs or Rate Your Music, I've come up with this list of most of the artists with a long-standing working relationship with Drag City, arranged chronologically by the year the artist first released an L.P on the label. If their debut L.P came out on another label, the year that debut was released is noted in brackets.

1990
Royal Trux [1988]

1992
Smog

1993
King Kong [1991]
The Palace Brothers/ Will Oldham/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

1994
Gastr del Sol
Ghost [1990]
The Red Krayola [1967]
The Silver Jews

1995
Flying Saucer Attack [1994]

1996
Neil Hamburger [1992]

1997
Edith Frost
Jim O'Rourke [1989]
Mick Turner

1998
David Grubbs [1997]

1999
Brother J T [1991]
Papa M
U S Maple [1995]

2000
The Fucking Champs [1994]

2003
Azita
Alasdair Roberts [2001]

2004
Espers
Faun Fables
Joanna Newsom

2005
Six Organs of Admittance [1998]

2006
White Magic

2007
Sir Richard Bishop [1998]
Major Stars [1998]
P G Six [2001]

2009
Magik Markers [2002]
Monotonix
Om [2005]
Sic Alps [2006]

2010
Scout Niblett [2001]

2011
Cave [2007]
Ty Segall [2008]


The Conclusion of the first, 1908 edition of The Symbolist Movement in Literature by Arthur Symons, from the Fyfield Books/ Carcanet Press (2014) edition edited by Matthew Creasy:

"Our only chance, in this world, of a complete happiness, lies in the measure of our success in shutting the eyes of the mind, and deadening its sense of hearing, and dulling the keenness of its apprehension of the unknown. Knowing so much less than nothing, for we are entrapped in smiling and many-coloured appearances, our life may seem to be but a little space of leisure, in which it will be the necessary business of each of us to speculate on what is so rapidly becoming the past and so rapidly becoming the future, that scarcely existing present which is after all our only possession. Yet, as the present passes from us, hardly to be enjoyed except as a memory or as hope, and only with an at best partial recognition of the uncertainty or inutility of both, it is with a kind of terror that we wake up, every now and then, to the whole knowledge of our ignorance, and to some perception of where it is leading us. To live through a single day with that overpowering consciousness of our real position, which, in the moments in which alone it mercifully comes, is like blinding light or the thrust of a flaming sword, would drive any man out of his senses. It is our hesitations, the excuses of our hearts, the compromises of our intelligence, which save us. We can forget so much, we can bear suspense with so fortunate an evasion of its real issues; we are so admirably finite.

"And so there is a great, silent conspiracy between us to forget death; all our lives are spent in busily forgetting death. That is why we are active about so many things which we know to be unimportant; why we are so afraid of solitude, and so thankful for the company of our fellow-creatures. Allowing ourselves, for the most part, to be but vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art; each a forgetfulness, each a symbol of creation; religion being the creation of a new heaven, passion the creation of a new earth, and art, in its mingling of heaven and earth, the creation of heaven out of earth. Each is a kind of sublime selfishness, the saint, the lover, and the artist having each an incommunicable ecstasy which he esteems as his ultimate attainment, however, in his lower moments, he may serve God in action, or do the will of his mistress, or minister to men by showing them a little beauty. But it is, before all things, an escape; and the prophets who have redeemed the world, and the artists who have made the world beautiful, and the lovers who have quickened the pulses of the world, have really, whether they know it or not, been fleeing from the certainty of one thought: that we have, all of us, only our one day; and from the dread of that other thought: that the day, however used, must after all be wasted.

"The fear of death is not cowardice; it is, rather, an intellectual dissatisfaction with an enigma which has been presented to us, and which can be solved only when its solution is of no further use. All we have to ask of death is the meaning of life and we are waiting all through life to ask that question. That life should be happy or unhappy, as those words are used, means so very little; and the heightening or lessening of the general felicity of the world means to little to any individual. There is something almost vulgar in happiness which does not become joy, and joy is an ecstasy which can rarely be maintained in the soul for more than the moment during which we recognise that it is not sorrow. Only very young people want to be happy. What we all want is to be quite sure that there is something which makes it worth while to go on living, in what seems to us our best way, at our finest intensity; something beyond the mere fact that we are satisfying a sort of inner logic (which may be quite faulty) and that we get our best makeshift for happiness on that so hazardous assumption.

"Well, the doctrine of Mysticism, with which all this symbolical literature has so much to do, of which it is all so much the expression, presents us, not with a guide for conduct, not with a plan for our happiness, not with an explanation of any mystery, but with a theory of life which makes us familiar with mystery, and which seems to harmonise those instincts which make for religion, passion, and art, freeing us at once of a great bondage. The final uncertainty remains, but we seem to knock less helplessly at closed doors, coming so much closer to the once terrifying eternity of things about us, as we come to look upon those things as shadows, through which we have our shadowy passage. 'For in particular acts of human life,' Plotinus tell us, 'it is not the interior soul and the true man, but the exterior shadow of a man alone, which laments and weeps, performing his part on the earth as in a more ample and extended scene, in which many shadows of souls and phantom scenes appear.' And as we realise the identiy of a poem, a prayer, or a kiss, in that spiritual universe which we are weaving for ourselves, each out of a thread of the great fabric; as we realise the infinite insignificance of action, its immense distance from the current of life; as we realise the delight of feeling ourselves carried onward by forces which it is our wisdom to obey; it is at least with a certain relief that we turn to ancient doctrine, so much the more likely to be true because it has so much the air of a dream. On this theory alone does all life become worth living, all art worth making, all worship worth offering. And because it might slay as well as save, because the freedom of its sweet captivity might so easily become deadly to the fool, because that is the hardest path to walk in where you are told only, walk well; it is perhaps the only counsel of perfection which can never really mean much to the artist."


from the award-winning Macroscopic 2013 blog:
26 October 2013
Anthony Braxton's discography is one of the most complex of all modern music, even compared to similarly-prolific artists like Steve Lacy and John Zorn. A great deal of that complexity derives from his quasi-formalized approach to naming albums. Over the years, a tendency to name albums via the following format: ensemble defined by the number of musicians (city where the recording took place) year of recording, has become most prevalent, but certainly not the only approach. A recent example: Quartet (Moscow) 2008. For those who want a broad overview of his output, applying this formula to all of his albums could be helpful. For now, here are the numerous solo and quartet albums, their proposed uniform title in brackets under the actual title.

album title
proposed uniform title

solo
For Alto
Solo (Chicago) 1969 [see Restructures for current consensus about the recording date of this album]

Recital Paris 1971
Solo (Paris) 1971

Saxophone Improvisations Series F
Solo (Paris) 1972

Solo: Live at Moers Festival
Solo (Moers) 1974

Solo (Köln) 1978
Solo (Cologne) 1978

Solo (Milano) 1979 Vol. 1
Solo (Milano) 1979 Vol. 2
Solo (Milan) 1979

Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979
Solo (New York) 1978-1979

Solo (Pisa) 1982
Solo (Pisa) 1982

Composition 113
Solo (Stuttgart) 1983

Solo (London) 1988
Solo (London) 1988

19 (Solo) Compositions
Solo (Cambridge and San Francisco) 1988

Solo (Allentown) 1991 - Set 1
Solo (Allentown) 1991 - Set 2
Solo (Allentown) 1991

Wesleyan (12 Alto Solos) 1992
Solo (Middletown) 1992

Solo (NYC) 2002
Solo (New York) 2002

Willisau Solo
Solo (Willisau) 2003

Solo Live at Gasthof Heidelberg Loppem 2005
Solo (Loppem) 2005


quartet
Anthony Braxton [sometimes the album title is given as the title of one of the compositions featured on the album; that composition being a Braxton work, its title is actually a drawing, like all of Braxton's works; thus the peculiar title often given, consisting of the letters and numbers from that drawing]
Quartet (Paris) 1969

This Time...
Quartet (Paris) 1970

Dona Lee
Quartet (Paris) 1972

Four Compositions (1973)
Quartet (Tokyo) 1973

Live at the Moers Festival
Quartet (Moers) 1974

In the Tradition, Volume 1
In the Tradition, Volume 2
Quartet (Copenhagen) 1974

Five Pieces 1975
Quartet (New York) 1975

Dortmund (Quartet) 1976
Quartet (Dortmund) 1976

Peformance 9/1/79
Quartet (Willisau) 1979

Seven Compositions 1978
Quartet (Paris) 1979

Six Compositions: Quartet
Quartet (New York) 1981

Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983
Quaret (Milan) 1983

Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984
Quartet (New York) 1984

Prag 1984 Quartet Performance
Quartet (Prague) 1984

Quartet (London) 1985
Quartet (London) 1985

Quartet (Birmingham) 1985
Quartet (Birmingham) 1985

Quartet (Coventry) 1985
Quartet (Coventry) 1985

Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986
Quartet (Milan) 1986

Six Monk's Compositions (1987)
Quartet (Milan) 1987

Willisau (Quartet) 1991
Quartet (Willisau) 1991

Quartet (Victoriasville) 1992
Quartet (Victoriaville) 1992

9 Standards (Quartet) 1993
Quartet (Middletown) 1993

Twelve Compositions: Live at Yoshi’s, July 1993
Quartet (Oakland) 1993

Santa Cruz (Quartet) 1993
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993

Piano Quartet – Yoshi's 1994
Quartet (Oakland) 1994

Knitting Factory (Piano/ Quartet) 1994, Vol. 1
Knitting Factory (Piano/ Quartet) 1994, Vol. 2
Quartet (New York) 1994

Four Compositions (Quartet) 1995
Quartet (Middletown) 1995

Four Compositions (G T M) 2000
Quartet (Middletown) 2000

23 Standards (Quartet) 2003
20 Standards (Quartet) 2003
19 Standards (Quartet) 2003
Quartet (Antwerp, Bergamo, Brussels, Seville, Paris, Nevers, Ghent, Amsterdam, Verona, Rome, Lisbon, and Giumaraes) 2003

Quartet (G T M) 2006
Quartet (Middletown) 2005

Quartet (Moscow) 2008
Quartet (Moscow) 2008

Quartet (Mestre) 2008
Quartet (Mestre) 2008


Collectivist music, as defined by yours truly, and collectivist ensembles (with discographies added gradually):
Air
Alarm Will Sound
A M M
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Avarus
Bang on a Can
Bow Gamelan Ensemble
Burning Star Core
Caroliner
Charalambides
Circle
Codona
Dead C
Doo-Dooettes
Double Leopards
Either/ Orchestra
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Excepter
Experimental Audio Research
Furt
Fushitsusha
Gentle Fire
Graveyards
Ground-Zero
Group Ongaku
Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Hafler Trio
H N A S
Human Arts Ensemble
Intermodulation
Iskra 1903
Jackie-O Motherfucker
Just Music
Kemialliset Ystävät
League of Automatic Music Composers
Marginal Consort
Morphogenesis
Musica Elettronica Viva
Music Improvisation Company
My Cat Is an Alien
Necks
New Phonic Art
Nihilist Spasm Band
Nmperign
Noise-Maker's Fifes
No-Neck Blues Band
No Noise Reduction
Nurse With Wound
Michael Nyman Group
Oregon
Organum
Pelt
People Band
Polwechsel
Revolutionary Ensemble
ROVA Saxophone Quartet
Scratch Orchestra
Shalabi Effect
Smegma
Sonde
Son of Earth-Flesh on Bone Trio
Sonic Arts Union
Space Between
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Karlheinz Stockhausen Group
Supersilent
Taj Mahal Travellers
Third Ear Band
3/4HadBeenEliminated
Thuja
T V Pow
Vibracathedral Orchestra
Voice Crack
Wired [Karl-Heinz Bóttner; Mike Lewis; Michael Ranta]
Free Improvisation - 1974 - split triple L P with New Phonic Art and Iskra 1903; Wired's eponymous, and only, L P is the third of three
Wolf Eyes
World Saxophone Quartet
Zentralquartett
Zeitkratzer
Zoviet France


from the award-winning Macroscopic 2013 blog:
30 May
An example of an artist's albums divided among major, concert, minor, and compilation: the "Progressive" Rock band Yes. Their discography presents plenty of challenges. Keys to Ascension and Keys to Ascension 2 both feature a mix of concert and studio recordings, a common-enough phenomenon, but with no easy solution in this categorization scheme. Since more of the tracks on both albums are "live" (with studio overdubs) than studio, I place them into the concert-album category. Another solution would have them put in the minor-albums category.

Those albums also bring us to the oft-confusing realm of video releases; commercially-successful artists tend to have numerous, in some cases semi-legitimate, video products (as seen with the Neil Young post of 18 April). Ideally, they are part of a larger project (that is, the tracks overlap in the case of live recordings or promotional clips) as with the Keys to Ascension video; Yessongs, released two years after the album of the same name; House of Yes; Live at Montreux 2003; and Union Live. However, some of these releases completely overlap; in other words, the C D release is more or less the audio portion of the video. Of course, often in such cases the C D is edited slightly, to make for a better listening experience (for example, Unplugged releases available in both formats). Nonetheless, the separate audio disc seems redundant.

For now, I've omitted the official documentary, Yesspeak, and its companion Director's Cut disc that features additional live footage, although the latter would count as a concert album. As an official release, should Yesspeak just go into the major-albums category? Or does it suggest the need to keep video releases separate? That way, other documentaries, especially semi-legit releases, could find a place.

Also, not all compilations have been listed.

major albums:
Yes
1969
Time and a Word
1970
The Yes Album
1971
Fragile
1971
Close to the Edge
1972
Tales From Topographic Oceans
1973
Relayer
1974
Going for the One
1977
Tomato
1978
Drama
1980
90125
1983
Big Generator
1987
[Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe] Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
1989
Union
1991
Talk
1994
Open Your Eyes
1997
The Ladder
1999
Magnification
2001
Fly From Here
2011

minor albums:
[Steve Howe/ Bill Brufrod/ Jon Anderson/ The London Philharmonic Orchestra/ The English Chamber Orchestra/ The London Community Gospel Choir] Symphonic Music of Yes
1993
Remixes
1993
Something's Coming: The B B C Recordings 1969-1970
1997

concert albums:
Yessongs
1973
Yessongs [video]
1975
Yesshows
1980
9012Live
1985
9012Live: The Solos
1985
Yes: Live - 1975 at Q P R
1993
Live in Philadelphia
1995
Keys to Ascension
1996
Keys to Ascension [video]
1996
Keys to Ascension 2
1997
House of Yes: Live From the House of Blues
2000
House of Yes: Live From the House of Blues [video]
2000
Symphonic Live [video]
2002
Symphonic Live
2003
Yes Acoustic: Guaranteed No Hiss
2004
Songs From Tsongas
2005
The Word Is Live
2005
Live at Montreux 2003
2007
Union Live
2011
Union Live [video; released in Japan, 1991]
2011
Union Live [bonus disc]
2011
In the Present: Live From Lyon
2011

compilations:
Yesterdays
1975
Classic Yes
1981
Yesyears
1991
Yesyears [video]
1991
Greatest Video Hits
1991
Keystudio
2001
In a Word: Yes (1969 - )
2002
The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
2003


Presented here are selections of Twentieth-Century verity works by authors not found (so far, at least) in the lists compiled and collated at Greater Books, as well as additional works by authors included in the Greater Books master list, but for whom those included works arguably are unrepresentative.

Nearly all “great books” lists, canons, reading plans, etc., emphasize fiction—thus the many non-fiction works of the century past that one might expect to find in such lists, but don’t.

The Twentieth-Century verity found in the Greater Books master list, unfortunately quite random, is included here too, to allow for easier comparison; they are the italicized items. Of these works, those that I would include in this list if they weren’t already listed (that is, those that seem to be more significant) are not crossed out.

David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, 1996

M H Abrams, The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition, 1953

Henry Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, 1913; The Education of Henry Adams, 1918

Mortimer J Adler, The Great Ideas: A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World, volumes 2 and 3 of The Great Books of the Western World, 1952, revised 1990 as volume 1 of the revised Great Books of the Western World, retitled Syntopicon: An Index to the Great Ideas

Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflexionen aus dem Beschädigten Leben (Minima Moralia: Reflections From Damaged Life), 1951; Asthetische Theoriem (Aesthetic Theory), 1970; Adorno and Max Horkheimer , Dialektik der Aufklärung (Dialectic of Enlightenment), 1944, revised 1947; Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and Nevitt Sandford, The Authoritarian Personality, 1950

James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, 1941

Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikama, Murray Silverstein, Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, and Shlomo Angel, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, 1977

Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s, 1931

Margot Anand, The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, 1989

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, 1983

Perry Anderson, Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism, 1974; Lineages of the Absolutist State, 1974; The Origins of Postmodernity, 1998

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969; All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, 1986

Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza, 1987

Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, originally entitled The Burden of Our Times, published 1951; The Human Condition, 1958; Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, originally published in the New Yorker, 1963, expanded 1965; 'Personal Responsibility Under Dictatorship'—edited 1964 lecture originally published in the Listener, Aug. 1964, included in Responsibility and Judgment

Karen Armstrong, A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, 1993

Giovanni Arrighi, The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times, 1994

Jacques Attali, Bruits: Essai sur l'Économie Politique de la Musique (Noise: The Political Economy of Music), 1977

W H Auden, The Enchafèd Flood: or, The Romantic Iconography of the Sea, 1950—edited 1949 lectures; The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays, 1962

Erich Auerbach, Mimesis: Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der Abendländischen Literatur (Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature), 1946, expanded 1959; Literatursprache und Publikum in der Lateinischen Spätantike und im Mittelalte (Literary Language and Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages), 1958

Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, originally published serially in Arya, Aug. 1914-Jan. 1919—revised for publication in book form in two volumes, 1939 and 1940; Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, published in part serially in the Sri Aurobindo Mandir Annual, Advent, and the Sri Aurobindo Circle Annual, and as fascicles—in its entirety in two volumes, 1950 and 1951

Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World, 1965, written 1930’s-40’s; The Dialogic Imagination, 1975—essays previously published, 1934–41

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time, originally published as 'Letter From a Region in My Mind', in the Progressive, Dec. 1962, and 'Down at the Cross', in the New Yorker, Nov. 1963; No Name in the Street, 1972; The Devil Finds Work, 1972

Harry Elmer Barnes, A History of Historical Writing, 1938

Karl Barth, Das Word Gottes und Die Theologie (The Word of God and The Word of Man), 1928

Georges Bataille, La Part Maudite (The Accursed Share), 1949, revised 1967; L’Erotisme (Erotism), 1957

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacres et Simulation, 1981; The Gulf War Did Not Take Place, originally published serially Jan.-Mar. 1991 in Libération

André Bazin, Qu’est-ce que le Cinéma?, essays originally published 1958–62

Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization, 1927

Simone de Beauvoir, Le Deuxième Sexe (The Second Sex), published in part serially in Les Temps Modernes, in its entirety in two volumes, 1949

Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen: Love and Work, 1989

Carl L Becker, The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, 1932; 'Everyman His Own Historian', originally published in the American Historical Review, 1935—edited 1931 lecture

Daniel Bell, The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, 1960; The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting, 1973; The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, 1976

Walter Benjamin, 'Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter Seiner Technischen Reproduzierbarkeit' ('The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction')—French translation published in Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung, 1936—German original published in Schriften, 1955

Bernard Berenson, The Italian Painters of the Renaissance, 1930, published in part as The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance (co-written with Mary Berenson), 1894, The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance, 1896, The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance, 1897, and North Italian Painters of the Renaissance, 1907

John Berger, Ways of Seeing, 1972

Isaiah Berlin, The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History, 1953; Two Concepts of Liberty, 1958—edited lecture

Marshall Berman, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, 1982

Henri Bergson, Essai sur les Données Immédiates de la Conscience (Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness), 1889; Matière et Mémoire (Matter and Memory), 1896; Introduction à la Métaphysique (Introduction to Metaphysics), originally published in Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, 1903; L'Evolution Créatrice (Creative Evolution), 1907; Les Deux Sources de la Morale et de la Religion (The Two Sources of Morality and Religion), 1932

Robin Blackburn, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776–1848, 1988; The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492–1800, 1997; American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights, 2011

Ernst Bloch, Das Prinzip Hoffnung (The Principle of Hope), originally published in three volumes, 1954, 1955, and 1959

Marc Bloch, La Société Féodale (Feudal Society), originally published in two volumes, 1939 and 1940; Apologie pour l’Histoire ou Métier d’Historien (The Historian’s Craft), 1949

Hans Blumenberg, Die Legitimität der Neuzeit, 1966

Franz Boas, The Mind of Primitive Man, 1911, revised 1938; Primitive Art, 1927

Gustav le Bon, Psychologie des Foules (The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind), 1895

Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, 1974

Pierre Bourdieu, La Distinction (Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste), 1979

Maurice Bowra, Primitive Song, 1962

Fernand Braudel, La Méditerranée et le Monde Méditerranéen á l'Epoque de Philippe II (The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II), 1949

James Henry Breasted, The Conquest of Civilization, 1926

Marie Brenner, 'The Man Who Knew Too Much', originally published May 1996 in Vanity Fair

Percy Williams Bridgman, The Logic of Modern Physics, 1927

John Brockman, The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution, 1995

Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, 1970

Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity: A D 150–750, 1971, revised 1989

Bill Bryson, Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, 1994; Notes From a Small Island, 1995

Martin Buber, Ich und Du (I and Thou), 1923

Kenneth Burke, Counter-Statement, 1931; A Grammar of Motives, 1945; A Rhetoric of Motives, 1950; Language as Symbolic Action, 1966—essays previously published

J B Bury, A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, 1900; The Idea of Progress, 1920

Vannevar Bush, 'As We May Think', originally published in the Atlantic Monthly, Jul. 1945

Ferruccio Busoni, Abbozzo di una Nuova Estetica Della Musica (Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music), 1907

John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings, 1961

Roger Caillois, Les Jeux et les Hommes (Man, Play and Games), 1961

Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, 1992

Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, 1949, revised 1968

Fritjof Capra, The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, 1996

Rudolph Carnap, Scheinprobleme in der Philosophie (Pseudoproblems of Philosophy), 1928; Logische Syntax der Sprache (The Logical Syntax of Language), 1934

E H Carr, The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1939, revised 1945; What Is History?, 1961

Noël Carroll, The Philosophy of Horror, or Paradoxes of the Heart, 1990

Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us, 1951; Silent Spring, originally published serially Jun. 1962 in the New Yorker

C W Ceram, Götter, Gräber und Gelehrte (Gods, Graves, and Scholars), 1949

H Munro Chadwick and N Kershaw Chadwick, The Growth of Literature, originally published in three volumes: The Ancient Literatures of Europe, 1932, Russian Oral Literature, Yugoslav Oral Poetry, Early Indian Literature, Early Hebrew Literature, 1936, The Oral Literature of the Tartars, Polynesia, etc., 1940

Michael Chanan, Musica Practica: The Social Practice of Western Music from Gregorian Chant to Postmodernism, 1994; Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music, 1995

Alfred D Chandler, Jr., The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, 1977

Samuel Charters, The Country Blues, 1959

Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines, 1987

Ron Chernow, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance, 1990

Noam Chomsky, Syntactic Structures, 1957; Chomsky and Edward Herman, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, 1988

Winston Churchill, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, originally published in four volumes, 1956–58

Alan Clark, Diaries, 1993; Diaries: Into Politics 1972–1982, 2000; Diaries: The Last Diaries 1993–1999, 2002

Kenneth Clark, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form, 1956—edited 1953 lectures

Logan Clendening, The Human Body, 1927, revised 1930, 1937, and 1945

Thomas Cochran, The Age of Enterprise: A Social History of Industrial America, 1961

Robert Coles, Children of Crisis, originally published in five volumes: A Study in Courage and Fear, 1967, Migrants, Sharecroppers, Mountaineers, 1971, The South Goes North, 1973, Eskimos, Indians, Chicanos, 1977 , The Privileged Ones: The Well-Off and the Rich in America, 1977

Aaron Copland, What to Listen For in Music, 1939—edited lectures

Le Corbusier, Vers une Architecture (Towards an Architecture)—seven essays, six of which originally published in L’Espirit Nouveau, 1921–23

Benedetto Croce, Estetica Come Scienza Dell' Espressione e Linguistica Generale (Aesthetics), 1902; Logica Come Scienza del Concetto Puro (Logic), 1908; Filosofia Della Practica: Economia ed Etica (Philosophy of the Practical), 1908

William Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, 1983

Aleister Crowley, The Book of Lies. Which is also Falsely Called BREAKS. The Wanderings or Falsifications of the One Thought of Frater Perdurabo, Which Thought Is Itself Untrue. Liber CCCXXXIII [Book 333], 1912

Salvador Dalí, The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí, 1942

Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism, 1978

George Dangerfeld, The Strange Death of Liberal England, 193

Arthur Danto, 'The Artworld', originally published in the Journal of Philosophy, 1964; The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art, 1981

Robert Dawkins, The Selfish Gene, 1976

Daniel Dennett, Consciousness Explained, 1991

Guy Debord, La Société du Spectacle, 1967

Gilles Deleuze, Différence et Répétition, 1968; Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Capitalisme et Schizophrénie 1. L'Anti-Oedipe, 1972; Capitalisme et Schizophrénie 2. Mille Plateaux, 1980

John Dewey, School and Society: Being Three Lectures by John Dewey, Supplemented by a Statement of the University Elementary School, 1899; How We Think, 1910, revised and retitled, How We Think, A Restatement of the Relation of Reflective Thinking to the Educative Process, 1933; Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education, 1916; Experience and Nature, 1925; Logic, the Theory of Inquiry, 1938; Experience and Education, 1938

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, 1999

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974

Ellen Dissanayake, Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why, 1992

Theodosius Dobzhansky, Genetics and the Origin of Species, 1937

W E B DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, published in part in the Atlantic Monthly—in its entirety, 1903; Black Reconstruction, 1935

Eleanor Duckett, Gateway to the Middle Ages, 1938

Isadora Duncan, My Life, 1928

Terry Eagleton, Literary Theory: An Introduction, 1983

Umberto Eco, Opera Aperta (The Open Work), 1962; La Struttura Assente (The Absent Structure), 1968; Trattato di Semiotica Generale (A Theory of Semiotics), 1975

Arthur Eddington, The Expanding Universe: Astronomy’s 'Great Debate', 1900–1931, 1933

Albert Einstein, Die Grundlage der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity), 1916; Über die Spezielle und die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, Gemeinverständlich (On the Special and General Theory of Relativity (A Popular Account)), 1917, revised through fourteenth edition, 1922; The Meaning of Relativity: Four Lectures Delivered at Princeton University, 1921, expanded, 1945; On the Method of Theoretical Physics, 1933—edited Jun. 1933 lecture; Einstein and Leopold Infeld, The Evolution of Physics: The Growth of Earlys From Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta, 1938

Evan Eisenberg, The Recording Angel: Explorations in Phonography, 1986; revised 2005 retitled The Recording Angel: Music, Records and Culture From Aristotle to Zappa

Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, 1987

Mircea Eliade, The Myth of the Eternal Return, 1949

Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex, originally published in seven volumes, 1897–1928; The Dance of Life, 1923

Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, 2002

Jacques Ellul, La Technique ou l'Enjeu du Siècle (The Technological Society), 1954; Propagandes, 1962

William Empson, Seven Types of Ambiguity, 1930

Martin Esslin, The Theatre of the Absurd, 1961

Frantz Fanon, Les Damnés de la Terre (The Wretched of the Earth), 1961

Richard Fariña, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, 1966

Élie Faure, Histoire de l’Art, originally published in five volumes, 1919–21

Luc Ferry, Homo Aestheticus: L’Invention du Goût à l’Âge Démocratique, 1990

Richard Feynman, Q E D: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, 1985—edited 1983 lectures

Orlando Figes, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924, 1997

Moses I Finley, The World of Odysseus, 1954, revised 1978; The Ancient Economy, 1973

Steven Roger Fischer, A History of Language, 1999; A History of Writing, 2001; A History of Reading, 2003

Stanley Fish, Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth-Century Literature, 1972; Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities, 1980

Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East, 2005—essays previously published

Michel Foucault, Les Mots et les Choses: Une Archéologie des Sciences Humaines (The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences), 1966; Surveiller et Punir: Naissance de la Prison (Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison), 1975

Henry Watson Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, 1926—later editions considered distinct works

Anne Frank, Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven 14 Juni 1942–1 Augustus 1944 (The Diary of a Young Girl), 1947

Ronald Fraser, Blood of Spain: An Oral History of the Spanish Civil War, 1979

James George Frazer, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, originally entitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion, published in two volumes, 1890, expanded and retitled 1900, in three volumes, expanded 1906–15, in 12 volumes, with supplemental volume added for 1937 edition—distinct abridged versions published in 1922, 1959, and 1994

Paulo Freire and Myles Horton, We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change, 1990

Sigmund Freud, Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams), 1899; Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens (The Psychopathology of Everyday Life), 1904; Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie (Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality), 1905, revised through sixth edition, 1925; Über Infantile Sexualtheorien (On the Sexual Theories of Children), 1908; Die Zukunftigen Chancen der Psychoanalytischen Therapie (The Future Prospects of Psycho-analytic Therapy), 1910; Über "Wilde" Psychoanalyse (“Wild” Psycho-Analysis), 1910; Zur Einführung des Narzißmus (On Narcissism), 1914; Zur Geschichte der Psychoanalytischen Bewegung (The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement), 1914; Triebe und Triebschicksale (Instincts and their Vicissitudes), 1915; Zeitgemäßes Über Krieg und Tod (Thoughts for the Times on War and Death), 1915; Die Verdrängung (Repression), 1915; Das Unbewusste (The Unconscious), 1915; Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse (Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis), 1917; Jenseits des Lustprinzips (Beyond the Pleasure Principle), 1920; Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse (Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego), 1921; Das Ich und das Es (The Ego and the Id), 1923; Hemmung, Symptom und Angst (Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety), 1926; Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (Civilization and Its Discontents), 1930; Neue Folge der Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse (New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis), 1933; Abriss der Psychoanalyse (An Outline of Psycho-Analysis), 1940

Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963

Milton Friedman and Anna J Schwartz, A Monetary History of the United States, 1867–1960, 1963; Barry Eichengreen, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919–1939, 1992

Northrup Frye, Anatomy of Criticism, 1957

Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wahrheit unde Methode (Truth and Method), 1960

Eduardo Galeano, Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent), 1971; Memoria del Fuego (Memory of Fire), 1976

George Gamov, Thirty Years That Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory, 1966

Mohandas K Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With the Truth, originally published serially 1925–29 in Navijan

Peter Gay, The Enlightenment: An Interpretation: The Rise of Modern Paganism, originally published in three volumes, 1966, 1969, and 1973—revised 1995, entitled The Enlightenment and the Rise of Modern Paganism; The Enlightenment: An Interpretation: The Science of Freedom, 1969

Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures, 1973—essays previously published

Eugene Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, 1974

Sigfried Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, 1941; Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History, 1948

Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness, 1993

Étienne Gilson, Introduction aux Arts du Beau, 1963

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, 2000

James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science, 1987

Ernst Gombrich, The Story of Art, 1950

Glenn Gould, 'The Prospects of Recording', originally published Apr. 1966 in High Fidelity

Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man, 1981

Paul Goodman, Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society, 1960

Antonio Gramsci, Quaderni del Carcere (The Prison Notebooks), written 1929–35

Cecil Gray, The History of Music, 1928

Clement Greenberg, 'Avant-Garde and Kitsch', originally published 1939 in the Partisan Review

Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, 1999; The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, 2005; The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, 2011

Jerzy Grotowski, Swieto (Holiday: The Day That is Holy), 1970; Grotowski and Eugenio Barba, Towards a Poor Theatre, 1968—revised and expanded Polish version, 2007

Susan Griffin, Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, 1978

John Gunther, Death Be Not Proud, 1949

Jürgen Habermas, Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit. Untersuchungen zu Einer Kategorie der Bürgerlichen Gesellschaft (The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society), 1962; Zur Logik der Sozialwissenschaften (On the Logic of the Social Sciences), 1967; Theorie des Kommunikativen Handelns (The Theory of Communicative Action), 1981

Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance, 1990

David Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest, 1972

Alex Haley and Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965

Manly Palmer Hall, The Secret Teaching of All Ages, 1928

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way, 1930; Mythology, 1942

Dag Hammarskjold, Vagmarken (Markings), 1963

G H Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology, 1940

Michael Harrington, The Other America, 1962

Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability, 1993

Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, 1988, expanded 1996—abridged and edited version, co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow, entitled A Briefer History of Time, published 2005

Friedrich von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, 1944

Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science, 1958—edited 1955–56 lectures

Martin Heidegger, Sein und Zeit, 1927; Was Ist Metaphysik?, edited 1929 lecture

Robert Hendricks, Fluxus Codex, 1988

Eugen Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery, 1948

Seymour Hersh, My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath, 1970; The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, 1983

James Hillman and Michael Ventura, We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy—And the World's Getting Worse, 1992

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, originally published in two volumes, 1925 and 1926

David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East, 1977

Louis Hjelmslev, Omkring Sprogteoriens Grundlæggelse (Prolegomena to a Theory of Language), 1943

Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, 1962; The Age of Capital: 1848–1875, 1975; The Age of Empire: 1875–1914, 1987; The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914–1991, 1994

John A Hobson, Imperialism: A Study, 1902

Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, 1979

Lynn Hunt, Inventing Human Rights, 2007

Edmund Husserl, Erfahrung und Urteil. Untersuchungen zur Genealogie der Logik (Experience and Judgment), 1939

Johann Huizinga, Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen (The Autumn of the Middle Ages), 1919; Homo Ludens. Versuch Einer Bestimmung des Spielelements der Kultur (Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture), 1955

Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality, 1973

Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961

C L R James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, 1938

William James, The Principles of Psychology, 1890; The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered at Edinburgh in 1901–1902, 1902—edited lectures; Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, 1907; Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy, 1911

James Jeans, Mysterious Universe, 1930

Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, originally published in the New Left Review, 1984, expanded 1991; The Cultural Turn, 1998

Karl Jaspers, Philosophie, originally published in three volumes, 1932

Carl Jung, Psychologische Typen (Psychological Types), 1921; Die Beziehungen Zwischen dem Ich und dem Unbewußten (The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious), 1928; Über die Psychologie des Unbewußten (On the Psychology of the Unconscious), 1943

Ernest Jünger, In Stahlgewittern (Storm of Steel), 1920, revised through 1978 edition

Pauline Kael, I Lost It at the Movies, 1965—essays previously published; Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 1968—essays previously published; Going Steady, 1969—essays previously published; Deeper Into Movies, 1973—essays previously published

Wassily Kandinsky, Über das Geistige in der Kunst: Insbesondere in der Malerei (Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Especially Painting), 1912; Kandinsky and Franz Marc, eds., Der Blaue Reiter Almanach (The Blue Rider Almanac), 1912

Ryszard Kapuácínski, Podróze z Herodotem (Travels With Herodotus), 2007

John Keegan, The Face of Battle, 1976

John Keene, Travelers of a Hundred Ages, originally published serially in Asahi Shimbun, in Japanese; English version, in book form, 1989; expanded 1999

Frank Kermode, The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction, 1967—edited 1965 lectures entitled The Long Perspectives

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1919; The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, 1936

Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, the Man Who Would Cure the World, 2003

Martin Luther King, Jr., 'Letter From Birmingham Jail', published in part May 1963 in the New York Post Sunday Magazine; in its entirety, Jun. 1963, in Liberation, the Christian Century, and the New Leader; included in Why We Can’t Wait, 1964

Paul Klee, Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre, originally published in two volumes: Das Bildnerische Denken, 1956, Unendliche Naturgeschichte, 1964

Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt, Öffentlichkeit und Erfahrung. Zur Organisationsanalyse von Bürgerlicher und Proletarischer Öffentlichkeit (Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere), 1972

George Wilson Knight, The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy, 1930

Leszek Kolakowski, Glówne Nurty Marksizmu. Powstanie, Rozwój, Rozklad (Main Currents of Marxism: Its Growth, Origin and Dissolution), originally published in three volumes, 1976

Karl Korsch, Marxismus und Philosophie (Marxism and Philosophy), 1923

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933

Siegfried Kracauer, Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality, 1960

Paul de Kruif, Microbe Hunters, 1926

Thomas S Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1962, expanded 1970

Hans Küng, Infallible? An Inquiry, 1971

Viana La Place, Verdura: Vegetables Italian Style, 1991

Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations, 1979

T E Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1922

Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner, The Psychedelic Experience: A Manuel Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, 1964

F R Leavis, The Great Tradition, 1948

Georges Lefebvre, Quatre-Vingt-Neuf (The Coming of the French Revolution), 1939

Henri Lefebvre, La Production de l'Espace, 1974

Vladimir Lenin, Cto Delat'? (What Is to Be Done? Burning Questions of Our Movement), 1902; Gosudarstvo i Revolûciâ (The State and Revolution), 1917

Gerda Lerner, The Creation of Patriarchy, 1986; The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-Seventy, 1993
Jonathan Lethem , 'The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism', originally published Feb. 2007 in Harper’s

Primo Levi, Se Questo è un Uomo (Survival in Auschwitz), 1947; Il Sistema Periodico, 1975

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1955; Le Cru et la Cuit (The Raw and the Cooked), 1964; first of four volumes of Mythologiques

Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962–1970, 1988; Geoff Emerick, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles, 2006; Kevin L Ryan and Brian Kehew, Recording the Beatles: The Studio Equipment and Techniques Used to Create Their Classic Albums, 2006

David Lewis-Williams, The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origin of Art, 2002

A J Liebling, The Sweet Science, 1956

Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, 1922; The Cold War, 1947

Albert Lord, The Singer of Tales, 1960

Gyorgy Lukacs, Geschichte und Klassenbewußtsein: Studien Über Marxistische Dialektik (History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics), 1923

Emil Ludwig, Napoleon, 1925

Rosa Luxemburg, Die Akkumulation des Kapitals (The Accumulation of Capital), 1913

Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd, Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture, 1929; Middletown in Transition: A Study in Cultural Conflicts, 1937

Norbert Lynton, The Story of Modern Art, 1980

Jean-François Lyotard, Economie Libidinale, 1974; La Condition Postmoderne: Rapport sur le Savoir, 1979

Nathaniel Mackey, Bedouin Hornbook, 1986; Djbot Baghostus's Run, 1993

Paul de Man, The Resistance to Theory, 1986—essays previously published

Ernest Mandel, Der Spätkapitalismus: Versuch Einer Marxistischen Erklärung (Late Capitalism), 1972

Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading, 1996; Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, 1980, revised 1987 and 1999

F O Matthiessen, American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman, 1941

Máo Zédong, Máo Zhuxí Yulù (Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung), 1966

Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, What Is Life?, 1995

Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society, 1964

Jacques Maritain, Art et Scolastique, 1920; Distinguer pour Unir ou Les Degrés du Savoir, 1932; Humanisme Intégral: Problemes Temporels et Spirituals d'une Nouvelle Chrétienté, 1936; Les Droits de l'Homme et la Loi Naturelle, 1942

Marcel Mausss, Essai sur le Don. Forme et Raison de l'Échange dans les Sociétés Archaïques (The Gift), originally published in L'Année Sociologique, 1925

Arno J Mayer, The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War, 1981

David McCullough, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, 1972; The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1944, 1977

Margaret Mead, Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilization, 1928

Peter Medawar, The Future of Man: The B B C Reith Lectures 1959, 1960

H L Mencken, The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States, 1919

Robert K Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure, 1949, revised 1957 and 1968

Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, 1948

Terence and Dennis McKenna, Psilocybin: Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guide, 1976, originally published under the pseudonyms, O T Oss and O N Oeric

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964

William McNeill, The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community, 1963

John McPhee, A Sense of Where You Are, 1965

Maurice Merleau-Ponty , Phénoménologie de la Perception (Phenomenology of Perception), 1945

Stanley Milgram, 'The Small World Problem', originally published in Psychology Today, May 1967, alternate version published in Sociometry, 1969

Alice Miller, Das Drama des Begabten Kinde, 1979

Kate Millett, Sexual Politics, 1969

C Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination, 1959

Hyman Minsky, John Maynard Keynes, 1975; Stabilizing an Unstable Economy, 1986

Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, 1949, revised 1963, 1966, and 1996; based in part on the author’s earlier Nationalökonomie: Theorie des Handelns und Wirtschaftens, 1940

Barrington Moore, Jr., The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, 1966

G E Moore, Principia Ethica, 1903

Franco Moretti, ed., Il Romanzo, 2001–3

Lewis Mumford, The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects, 1961

Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, 1944

Arne Naess, Økologi, Samfunn og Livsstil (Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy), 1974

Scott Nearing, Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World, 1954

John G Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks, 1932

Ted Nelson, 'Complex Information Processing: A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing and the Indeterminate', edited 1965 lecture published in A C M '65: Proceedings of the 1965 20th National Conference Reinhold Niebuhr, The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation, 1943

Anaïs Nin, The Diaries of Anaïs Nin, originally published in seven volumes, 1966–80

Charles W Morris, Signs, Language and Behavior, 1946

C K Ogden and I A Richards, The Meaning of Meaning: A Study of the Influence of Language Upon Thought and of the Science of Symbolism, 1923

José Ortega y Gasset, Meditaciondes del Quijote, 1914; Espa&ntild;a Invertebrada, 1921; La Rebelión de las Masas, 1929

George Orwell, Burmese Days, 1934; Homage to Catalonia, 1938

Jürgen Osterhammel, Die Verwandlung der Welt. Eine Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts (The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century), 2009

Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels, 1979

Erwin Panofsky, Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance, 1939

Vilfredo Pareto, Trattato di Sociologia Generale (The Mind and Society), 1916

Milman Parry, The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry, 1971

Konstantin Paustovsky, Povest' o &Zcirc;izni (Story of My Life), originally published in six volumes, 1946–1963

Ivan Pavlov, Conditioned Reflexes: An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex, 1927

David Pelzer, A Child Called ‘It’, 1995

Max Planck, Acht Vorlesungen Über Theoretische Physik, Gehalten an der Columbia University in the City of New York im Frühjahr 1909, von Dr. Max Planck (Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics Delivered at Columbia University in 1909), 1910—edited 1909 lectures; Die Entstehung und Bisherige Entwicklung der Quantentheorie (Origin and Development of the Quantum Theory: Being the Nobel Prize Address Delivered Before the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at Stockholm, 2 June, 1920), 1922; Wege zur Physikalischen Erkenntnis: Reden und Vortrage (Where Is Science Going?), 1932; Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiogarphie. Mit Einem Bildnis und der von Max von Laue Gehaltenen Traueransprache (Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers), 1948

Renato Poggioli, Teoria Dell'arte d'Avanguardia (The Theory of the Avant-Garde), 1962

Henri Poincaré, La Science et l’Hypothèse, 1902; La Valeur de la Science, 1905; La Science et Méthode, 1908

Georges Polti, Les 36 Situations Dramatiques, 1895

Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation, 1944

Karl Popper, Logik der Forschung (The Logic of Scientific Discovery), 1934; The Open Society and Its Enemies, 1945

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, 1985

Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the Folktale, 1928

John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, 1971, revised 1975 and 1999

John Reed, Ten Days That Shook the World, 1919

Wilhelm Reich, Charakteranalyse (Character Analysis), 1933; Die Massenpsychologie des Faschismus (The Mass Psychology of Fascism), 1933; Die Sexualität im Kulturkampf (The Sexual Revolution), 1936

Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water, 1986, revised and expanded 1993

Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1986

Philip Rieff, The Triumph of the Therapeutic, 1966

Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, 1992

James Harvey Robinson, The Ordeal of Civilization, 1926

David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class, 1991

Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, 1979; Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, 1989—edited lectures

Walt Rostow, The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto, 1960

Steven Runciman, A History of the Crusades, 1951

Bertrand Russell, 'On Denoting', originally published 1905 in Mind; The Problems of Philosophy, 1912; The Analysis of Mind, 1921; An Inquiry Into Meaning and Truth, 1940; A History of Western Philosophy, 1945; Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits, 1948

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, 1985

Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective, 1973

Marshall D Sahlins and Elmer R Service, eds., Evolution and Culture, 1960

Edward Said, Orientalism, 1978; The Question of Palestine, 1979; Culture and Imperialism, 1993

G E M de Ste. Croix, The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests, 1982

George Santayana, The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress, originally published in five volumes, 1905–6; Scepticism and Animal Faith, 1923; Persons and Places, 1944

Andrew Sarris, The American Cinema: Directors and Directions 1929–1968, 1968

Jean-Paul Sartre, L’Être et le Néant : Essai d'Ontologie Phénoménologique, 1943; Critique de la Raison Dialectique, originally published in two volumes: 1960 and 1985; introduction originally published 1957 as 'Questions de Méthode' ('Search for a Method') in Twórczosc (Polish translation) and Les Temps Modernes; Saint Genet, Comédien et Martyr, 1952; Les Mots, 1964; L’Idiot de la Famille: Gustave Flaubert de 1821 à 1857, 1871–2

George Sarton, Introduction to the History of Science, originally published in five volumes, 1927–48

Ferdinand de Saussure, Cours de Linguistique Générale (Course in General Linguistics)—lectures edited by Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye, 1916

Pierre Schaeffer, A la Recherche d’une Musique Concrète (In Search of a Concrete Music), 1952

R Murray Schafer, The Tuning of the World, 1977

Simon Schama, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, 1989

Jonathan Schell, 'Too Late for Empire', originally published in the Nation, Aug. 2006

Erich Schiffmann, Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, 1996

Arnold Schoenberg, Harmonielehre, 1911

Ben Schott, Schott’s Original Miscellany, 2002

Edwin Schrodinger, What Is Life?, 1944—edited 1943 lectures

E F Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered, 1973

Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, 1942

Alfred Schütz, Der Sinnhafte Aufbau der Sozialen Welt (The Phenomenology of the Social World), 1932

Albert Schweitzer, Geschichte der Leben-Jesu-Forschung (The Quest of the Historical Jesus), 1906; Zwischen Wasser und Urwald (On the Edge of the Primeval Forest), 1920; Aus Meiner Kindheit und Jugendzeit (Memoirs of Childhood and Youth), 1924; Aus Meinem Leben und Denken (Out of My Life and Thought), 1931; Das Urwaldspital zu Lambaréné (More From the Primeval Forest, 1931)

Wilfrid Sellars, Empiricism and the Philosophy of the Mind, 1956

Hans Selye, The Stress of Life, 1956

Idries Shah, The Sufis, 1964

Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, 1988

Rupert Sheldrake, Seven Experiments That Could Change the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science, 1995

Georg Simmel, Philosophie des Geldes (The Philosophy of Money), 1900, revised 1907

Charles Singer, A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century, 1941

B F Skinner, Beyond Freedom and Dignity, 1971

Anna Deavere Smith, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, 1994

Delia Smith, Delia’s How to Cook Book One, 1998; Delia’s How to Cook Book Two, 1999; Delia’s How to Cook Book Three, 2001

Margaret Smith, Rabi'a the Mystic and Her Fellow-Saints in Islam. Being the Life and Teachings of Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya al-Qaysiyya of Basra, Sufi Saint, ca. A H 99–185, A D 717–801, 1928

Preserved Smith, The Age of Reformation, 1920

C P Snow, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, 1959?—edited 1959 lecture based in part on 'The Two Cultures', The New Statesman, 6 Oct. 1956—expanded 1963, entitled The Two Cultures: And a Second Look: An Expanded Version of The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution

Robert Solow, 'A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth', originally published Feb. 1956 in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; Trevor Swan, 'Economic Growth and Capital Accumulation', originally published Dec. 1956 in the Economic Record

Susan Sontag, 'Notes on "Camp"', originally published in the Partisan Review, Fall 1964; 'Against Interpretation', originally published in the Evergreen Review, Dec. 1964; 'On Style', originally published in the Partisan Review, Fall 1965; On Photography, essays originally published in the New York Review of Books, 1973–77; Illness as Metaphor, originally published serially in the New York Review of Books, 1978

Jonathan Spence, The Death of Woman Wang, 1978; The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci, 1984

Oswald Spengler, Der Untergang des Abendlandes (The Decline of the West), originally published in two volumes, 1918 and 1923—first volume revised 1922

Julian Stallabrass, Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture, 1996

George Steiner, In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture, 1971; After Babel, 1975

Rudolf Steiner, Die Philosophie der Freiheit (The Philosopy of Freedom), 1894

Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians, 1918; Queen Victoria, 1921

William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style, 1919, revised 1935, as The Elements and Practice of Composition, revised and expanded 1959 by E B White

William Graham Sumner, Folkways: A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals, 1907

John Sutherland, Is Heathcliff a Murderer? Puzzles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 1996; Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction, 1997; Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennett? Further Puzzles in Classic Fiction, 1999

D T Suzuki, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, 1934

A J A Symons, The Quest for Corvo, 1944

R H Tawney, The Acquisitive Society, 1920; Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, 1926

A J P Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War, 1961

Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management, 1911

Studs Terkel, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, 1970; Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, 1974

Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, originally published serially in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1971–3

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, On Growth and Form, 1917

E P Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class, 1963, revised 1968

Hunter S Thompson, Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, 1966—based in part on 'The Motorcycle Gangs: Losers and Outsiders', published May 1965 in the Nation; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, originally published serially Nov. 1971 in Rolling Stone

Stith Thompson, The Folktale, 1946

William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, 1981

John Arthur Thomson, The Outline of Science, 1922

James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times, 1933; Thurber and E B White, Is Sex Necessary? Or, Why You Feel the Way You Do, 1929

Lionel Tiger, Men in Groups, 1969

Arnold Toynbee, A Study of History, originally published in twelve volumes, 1934–61; Civilization on Trial, 1948

Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination, 1950—essays previously published; Sincerity and Authenticity, 1972—edited 1970 lectures

George W S Trow, Within the Context of No Context, originally published Nov. 1980 in the New Yorker

Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, 2003

Barbara W Tuchman, The Guns of August, 1962

Alan Turing, 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', originally published 1950 in Mind

Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit, 1938

Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, 1899

Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, 1966; Venturi, Steven Izenour, and Denise Scott Brown, A Significance for A and P Parking Lots, or Learning from Las Vegas, 1972, revised 1977, retitled Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Claudio and Orlando Villas-Bôas, Xingu; os Índios, Seus Mitos, 1970

Helen Waddell, The Wandering Scholars, 1927

Conrad Hal Waddington, The Nature of Life, 1961

Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World-System, published in four volumes, 1974, 1980, 1989, and 2011—future volumes in progress

James D Watson, The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of D N A, 1968

John B Watson, 'Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It', originally published in Psychological Review, 1913—edited lecture

Ian Watt, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding, 1957

Max Weber, Die Protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus (The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism), 1905

Simone Weil, L'Enracinement, Prélude à une Déclaration des Devoirs Envers l’Être Humain (The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind), 1949

Eyal Weizman, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation, 2007

Cornel West, Race Matters, 1994

Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia, 1941

Hayden White, Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1973

Alfred North Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematics, 1911; Science and the Modern World, 1925; Adventures of Ideas, 1933; Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, Principia Mathematica, 1910-3; revised 1927

Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and Machine, 1948, revised 1961

Elie Wiesel, Un di Velt Hot Geshvign, 1954—abridged French translation, entitled La Nuit, 1958—alternate abridged version, in English, entitled Night, 1960

Henry Smith Williams, A History of Science, originally published in ten volumes, 1904–10

Linda Williams, Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible, 1989; Screening Sex, 2008

Raymond Williams, Culture and Society, 1963; The Long Revolution, 1965; Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, 1976

Colin Wilson, The Outsider, 1956

Edmund Wilson, The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties, 1952—essays previously published; Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War, 1962

E O Wilson, On Human Nature, 1978

Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising, 1983

Trevor Wishart, On Sonic Art, 1985, revised 1996; Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Composition, 1994

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus), originally published 1921 in Annalen der Naturphilosophie; Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations), 1953

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women, 1991, expanded 2002

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, 1968; The Right Stuff, 1979

Sheldon Wolin, Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought, 1960, expanded 2004

Peter Wollen, Raiding the Icebox: Reflections on Twentieth-Century Culture, 1993; Signs and Meaning in Cinema, 1969

C Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, 1955—edited 1954 lectures

Frances A Yates, The Art of Memory, 1966

Daniel Yergin, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, 1990

Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, 1492-Present, 1980, expanded and revised through fifth edition, 2005

Stefan Zweig, Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), 1942


List of albums by English Punk/ Industrial/ Ska Revival/ Goth/ Reggae groups arranged by year, and within the years arranged by geographical location, though I don't bother to tell you which locales. This approach to listing albums by a set of scenes or linked artists in this case shows the extraordinary growth in the number of Rock artists in England during these years. It's incomplete, of course (especially needing more of the Goth-bandwagoneers, non-Adrian Sherwood Reggae, and Oi Punk) but there will be some time before I have the time to update it significantly.