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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

Three Plays: Our Town/The Skin of Our Teeth/The Matchmaker

Three Plays: Our Town/The Skin of Our Teeth/The Matchmaker - Thornton Wilder, John Guare I seldom read plays and "Our Town" is a probably why. Despite the simplicity of its staging, it was altogether too difficult to follow without a stage or movie equivalent, even after a second reading decades later. But as extraordinary as the movie was, I needed the play to make it even better. Thornton Wilder's introduction to his writing life was equally extraordinary, although he says "I never did anything original, but I always enjoyed myself." At least one of these other plays became a renowned movie. I should watch that first, or even Pirandello or the other European playwrights Wilder credits.

I've left a comment about the slightly haunting quote "They just don't understand", in the comment section for the book, just in case the teenagers need fodder for their painful papers.