POEMS AND PROSE OF GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
Hopkins, that incredible priest whose inebriation with life caused Dylan Thomas, drunk on two levels, to produce his wildest work.
HEADLONG HALL, NIGHTMARE ABBEY, AND CROTCHET CASTLE
by Thomas Love Peacock
Three novels from that brilliant satirist who produced the first novels about intellectual banquets where bright people babbled and no one listened. Grand stuff even after more than 150 years.
THE OPIUM OF THE INTELLECTUALS
by Raymond Aron
A revolutionary book in which this turncoat with two left sleeves rebelled against lunatic Sartre and led the way out of Stalin’s graveyard; a turning point in modern history.
SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF BERNARD SHAW AND H.G. WELLS
The correspondence of the brilliant and acute Shaw and the imaginative but stodgy Wells; the wonder is that Shaw did not throttle him.