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.

3 Bowls: Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery, Farrey / O'Hara, Houghton Mifflin 2000
A Theory of Literary Production, Macherey, Routledge & Kegan Paul OOP
CDB!, Steig, Aladdin 1988
Columbus: His Enterprise: Exploding the Myth, Koning, Monthly Review 1991
Conversations With Kafka, Janouch / Rees (translator), New Directions 1971
Crime and Punishment , 3d ed, Dostoyevsky, Norton Critical Editions 1989
Criticism and Ideology, Eagleton, Verso 1978
Dada Art and Anti-Art, Richter, Thames & Hudson 1997
Diaries 1910 - 1923, Kafka / Kresh (translator), Schocken 1989
Germinal, Zola, Oxford 1998
Going Postal, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch 2005
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
Lost Illusions, Balzac, Penguin 1976
Man's Fate, Malraux, Vintage 1990
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, Auerbach, Princeton 1953
Nana, Zola, Oxford 1998
Noa Noa, Gaugin, Dover 1985
Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism, Anderson, Verso 1996
Peter Pan: the Complete and Unabridged Text, Barrie, Viking 1991
Problems of Everyday Life, And Other Writings on Culture And Science, Trotsky, Pathfinder 1998
Reading Capital, Althusser, Verso 1998
Remembrance of Things Past (boxed set), Proust, Random House 1982
Resurrection, Tolstoy, Penguin 1987
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson, Spectra 2000
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 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 Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift (Norton Critical Editions), Jonathan Swift / Claude Rawson, Norton 2009
The Gnostic Religion, Jonas, Beacon 1979
The History of Hell, Turner, Harcourt Brace 1993
The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings (boxed set), Tolkien, Mass Market 1991
The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud, Avon 1983
The Man Without Qualities (boxed set), Musil, Knopf 1995
The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology, Campbell, Arkana 1991
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II vol 1, Braudel, UC Press 1996
The Odyssey, Homer / Fitzgerald (translator), Noonday 1998
The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879 - 1921, Deutscher, Replica Books 1997
The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky 1929 - 1940, Deutscher, Replica Books 1997
The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky 1921 - 1929, Deutscher, Replica Books 1997
The Rise of the Novel, Watt, UC Press 1957
The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, Abram, Vintage 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
Tristram Shandy, Sterne, Penguin 1998
Ulysses, Joyce, Vintage 1990