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Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman, Harold Bloom
Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version
The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
Susan Wise Bauer, Jeff West
Final Harvest: Poems
Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
Eavan Boland, Mark Strand
Tales from the Tao: The Wisdom of the Taoist Masters
Solala Towler, John Cleare
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book Ten (Ranger's Apprentice)
John Flanagan
Hopscotch - Julio Cortázar, Gregory Rabassa Liked:

It is a book that explores form through both form and content.
I am like the characters in that I am reading a book that explores form and so are they.
Octavio Paz, Ferlinghetti, Coleridge
jazz, art, philosophy, alcohol
repetition of words, ideas, characters
the form of chapter 34
the unreality of defecation
binary linguistics versus simultaneous wave/particle form of light
Thorough. So many different forms were questioned: musical, narrative, societal and government structures and organization, employment and wealth, relationships (parenting, friendships, romantic relationships), acquisition of knowledge...

Didn't Like:

long passages in French - Can I get a footnote, please?
From time to time I would realize I was thinking of something else as my eyes moved across and down the page; some parts were not engaging.