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Books I Read in 1997-2000

I didn’t keep close records of what I was reading until some time in 2001.  Around that time, I made a list of what I remembered reading several years prior, including college reading (I earned my B.A. in 1999, and took a graduate level course in Spring 2000).  At the time, I did not order them by when completed, just by the author’s last name. (Missing years are on files on my hard drive, in storage.)



Kobo Abe:  The Face of Another

Kobo Abe:  The Woman In the Dunes

Horton Foote:  The Trip to Bountiful

Henrik Ibsen:  A Doll’s House (translated by Rolfe Fjelde)

Lady Gregory:  The Rising of the Moon

The Holy Bible:  Genesis (NRSV)

The Holy Bible: Exodus (NRSV)

The Holy Bible:  Leviticus (NRSV)

The Holy Bible:  The Gospel According to St. Mark (KJV)

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee:  Inherit the Wind

Arthur Miller:  All My Sons

Ogai Mori:  The Wild Geese

Michael O. Reilly:  Oz and Beyond:  The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum

Sophocles:  Oedipus Rex (translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)

William Shakespeare:  Hamlet

Jonathan Marc Sherman:  Women and Wallace

Junichiro Tanizaki:  The Key

Junichiro Tanizaki: The Makioka Sisters

August Wilson:  Fences

Tennessee Williams:  The Glass Menagerie




Kobo Abe:   Kangaroo Notebook

L. Frank Baum:   Daughters of Destiny

L. Frank Baum:  Tamawaca Folks:  A Summer Comedy

Samuel Beckett:   Waiting for Godot

William Faulkner:   The Wild Palms

Ken Kesey:   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Elliott Liebow:   Talley’s Corner:  A Study of a Negro Streetcorner Man

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels:  The Communist Manifesto

Tania Modleski:   The Women Who Knew Too Much

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick, eds.:  Hitchcock‘s Rereleased Films: From Rope to Vertigo

J.D. Salinger:  The Catcher in the Rye

William Shakespeare:  Hamlet (RB)

William Shakespeare:  King Lear

William Shakespeare:  Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare:  Romeo and Juliet (RB)

William Shakespeare:    The Tempest

Clifford Stoll: Silicon Snake Oil:  Second Thoughts on the Information Highway

Guy Marriner Tucker:  Age of the Gods:  A History of the Japanese Fantasy Film

David Williamson:  Emerald City

David Williamson:  Travelling North




Chinua Achebe:  Things Fall Apart (RB)

L. Frank Baum:  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (RB)

L. Frank Baum:  The Marvelous Land of Oz (RB)

Samuel Beckett:  Endgame (and many stories and short plays)

Bertolt Brecht:  Mother Courage and Her Children:  A Chronicle of the Thirty Years’ War (translated by Ralph Manheim)

Anthony Burgess:  A Clockwork Orange

Anton Chekhov:  The Cherry Orchard (translated by Avraham Yarmolinsky)

Wade Davis:  The Serpent and the RainbowPassage of Darkeness:  the Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie

Fyodor Dostoevsky:  Notes From Underground (translated by Michael Katz)

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis:  To Desire Differently

Ralph Ellison:  Invisible Man

Eric L. Fitch:  In Search of Herne the Hunter

Peter Hedges:  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Zora Neale Hurston:  Their Eyes Were Watching God

Henry James:  Daisy Miller

Franz Kafka:  The Metamorphosis (translated by Stanley Corngold) (RB)

Vincent Lobrutto:  Stanley Kubrick

Vladimir Nabokov:  Lolita

Howell Raines:  My Soul Is Rested:  Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered

Mary ShelleyFrankenstein (edited by Johanna M. Smith)

Robert Louis Stevenson:  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (introduction by Vladimir Nabokov)

Jonathan Swift:  Volume IV of the Author’s Works Including Travels to Several Remote Nations of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, Then a Captain of Several Ships (edited by Robert A. Greenberg)

Voltaire: Candide, or Optimism (translated by Robert M. Adams)

H.G. Wells:  The Invisible Man




L. Frank Baum:  The Patchwork Girl of Oz (RB)

Bertolt Brecht:  Brecht on Theatre:  The Development of an Aesthetic (translated by John Willet)

William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls:  The Wiz

Felicity Coombs:  Piano Lessons:  Approaches to The Piano

Mark Dunn:  Frank’s Life

Davis Grubb:  The Night of the Hunter

Robert Lang:  The Birth of a Nation

Mark A. Reid, ed.:  Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

Laurence Sterne:  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, esq., vols. I-V, edited by Howard Anderson

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