Reading: 2005

Here are the books I read in 2005, beginning with Simon Goldhill’s Love, Sex & Tragedy:

  • Simon Goldhill – Love, Sex & Tragedy: How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives
  • G. K. Chesterton – The Napoleon of Notting Hill
  • D. E. S. Maxwell – The Poetry of T. S. Eliot
  • Andrew Roberts – Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership
  • Evelyn Underhill – The Mystic Way
  • Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49
  • Thomas Pynchon – V
  • Grahame Greene – The Quiet American
  • Irvine Welsh – Glue
  • John Cornwell – Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
  • Carlo Suares – The Cipher of Genesis (See for info about Suares.)
  • Paul Bloomfield – Disraeli (One of the Writers & their Work series, No. 138)
  • Willy Maley – Nation, State and Empire in English Renaissance Literature
  • David Cannadine – Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire
  • Jefferson Humphries – The Red and the Black: Mimetic Desire and the Myth of Celebrity
  • Robert D. Kaplan – The Coming Anarchy (I first read it in 2002.)
  • Dan Kurzman – Day of the Bomb: Countdown to Hiroshima
  • Peter Dixon – Rhetoric
  • Henry Fielding – Shamela
  • Albert Speer – Inside the Third Reich
  • Christopher Lee – This Sceptred Isle (History Class textbook.)
  • Richard A. Lanham – The Motives of Eloquence: Literary Rhetoric in the Renaissance
  • Jacob Feis – Shakespeare and Montaigne
  • David Doucette – Strong at the Broken Places – (This is the first novel of a former colleague of mine who worked as an English teacher at Lang Education Centre, Hiroshima.)

Poetry 2005

  • F. I. Prince – A Walk in Rome

Audiobooks 2005

  • William Shakespeare – King Lear (with Paul Scofield as Lear)
  • John Milton – Paradise Lost read by Anton Lesser (Abridged. Naxos. 3CDs)

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