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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
Confucius
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

Miss Lonelyhearts: Or the Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin (Penguin Modern Classics)

Miss Lonelyhearts: Or the Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin (Penguin Modern Classics) - Nathanael West I'd read that Nathanael West modelled this book after Dostoyevsky, but how many prodigal, epilectic, gambling-obsessed Russian scions of doctors can the publishing world produce?

So although it wasn't a fair comparison, Miss Lonelyhearts was missing the raw emotion and chaos of Dostoyevsky, but with far more transparent Christianity at the surface. Still the book sent him star ascendant to Hollywood.

Side note: I've just read that West was the descendant of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, like Salinger.