Bowie’s Bookshelf

Pretty naff cover what with the Aladdin Sane lightening bolt layered over a decent photo. The UK cover is better. Anyway, the books (and periodicals) have a strong dose both of sophisticated and pretty basic humour, counterposed by books of philosophical interest, especially if one is wary of regressive Leftism. The following are the most significant titles, at least for me, but there are many other books besides that are equally worthy:

  • Mishima‘s The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea
  • Eliot‘s The Wasteland
  • Toole‘s A Confederacy of Dunces
  • The Beano
  • Orwell‘s Nineteen Eighty Four
  • Koestler‘s Darkness at Noon
  • Paglia‘s Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
  • Cook‘s Private Eye