Poobah's Fun Fifty

These fifty titles are favorites of our lead author, Poobah. Recommended for no good reason except these are great books and we like to share.

A Theory of Literary Production, Macherey, Routledge & Kegan Paul OOP
Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy's Perpetual War, Warren Montag, Duke U. Press 2013
America's Constitution: A Biography, Akhil Reed Amar, Random House 2006
CDB!, Steig, Aladdin 1988
Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry, Stephen Burt, Graywolf Press 2009
Conversations With Kafka, Janouch / Rees (translator), New Directions 1971
Crime and Punishment , 3d ed, Dostoyevsky, Norton Critical Editions 1989
Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature, Aarseth, Johns Hopkins 1997
Dada Art and Anti-Art, Richter, Thames & Hudson 1997
Diaries 1910 - 1923, Kafka / Kresh (translator), Schocken 1989
Don't Read Poetry, Stephanie Burt, Basic 2019
Germinal, Zola, Oxford 1998
Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon, Penguin 1995
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace, Horowitz-Murray, MIT 1997
History of the Russian Revolution, Trotsky, Pathfinder 1980
I'm With the Band, Des Barres, Beech Tree OOP
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Critique of Other Socialisms, Draper, Monthly Review 1989
Life, Keith Richards, Back Bay Books 2011
Lost Illusions, Balzac, Penguin 1976
Man's Fate, Malraux, Vintage 1990
Nana, Zola, Oxford 1998
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, Matthew Stewart, Norton 2015
Noa Noa, Gaugin, Dover 1985
Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism, Anderson, Verso 1996
Peter Pan: the Complete and Unabridged Text, Barrie, Viking 1991
Postmodernist Fiction, McHale, Routledge 1987
Reading Capital, Althusser, Verso 1998
Remembrance of Things Past (boxed set), Proust, Random House 1982
Resurrection, Tolstoy, Penguin 1987
The Awakening (Norton Critical Editions), Kate Chopin, W. W. Norton & Company; 2nd edition 1993
The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant Garde in France, 1885 to World War I, Shattuck, Random House 1979
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Harper Perennial 1963 / 2005
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night (boxed set), Mardus / Mathers, eds, Routledge 1994
The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoyevsky, Norton Critical Editions 1976
The Decameron, Boccaccio / McWilliam (translator), Penguin 1996
The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts, Lanham, U. of Chicago 1995
The Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift (Norton Critical Editions), Jonathan Swift / Claude Rawson, Norton 2009
The Gnostic Religion, Jonas, Beacon 1979
The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud, Avon 1983
The Man Without Qualities, Robert Musil, Picador 2015
The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology, Campbell, Arkana 1991
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Andrew Solomon, Scribner 2015
The Odyssey, Homer / Fitzgerald (translator), Noonday 1998
The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879 - 1921, Deutscher, Replica Books 1997
The Struggle Against Fascism in Germany, Trotsky, Pathfinder 1970
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Flaubert, Viking 1983
The Waste Land, Eliot, Norton Critical Editions 2000
Tom Jones, Fielding, Norton Critical Editions 2d 1995
Tristram Shandy, Sterne, Norton Critical 1980
Ulysses, Joyce, Vintage 1990