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The Last Picture Show (Mass Market)
Larry McMurtry
Dracula
Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
Ray Monk
The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James, Patricia Crick
Maigret et le marchand de vin
Georges Simenon
Le Rouge et le Noir
Stendhal
The Philosophy of Art - Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Douglas W. Stott, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, David Simpson I got this as an e-book from google books, which I thought was pretty cool. The price was quite low compared with the usual price of an academic book of this sort.

I bought this after reading "The System of Transcendental Idealism". I was very interested in his theory of art. This work is strange though. "The System..." is more of a general philosophical work but the theory of art is very important, in fact art is placed above philosophy. Here in "The Philosophy of Art" though the situation is reversed. Philosophy is placed above art. Furthermore there is some really weird material about the ancient Greek religion being the perfect religion and using it as the basis for his philosophical analysis which seemed to me did a lot of violence to both the religion and the philosophy.