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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Seurat - John Russell Seems to deliver on its promise, to the nth degree, by analyzing every permutation of notable works, the change of angle, addition of boats, etc. I've had a fascination with his one major work, per my notes, but somehow I would have wanted that painting analyzed for its absolute, not comparative merits. If much of the harrowing effect is down to Seurat's development of an innovative colour theory, am not certain the book reveals how that theory works in the specific work, though there was certainly a general discussion. The biographical details were revelatory in showing how meticulous and slightly cold Seurat was as a person and how that might be reflected in his highly structured art. I'd have read it more thoroughly if I hadn't lost it in storage like so many things.