Notes and Quotes

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 Ian Fleming, James Bond

James Bond Film Series

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), James Bond series:

Casino Royale (1953)

Live and Let Die (1954)

Moonraker (1955)

Diamonds are Forever (1956)


Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

Atop an Underwood (1999)

Visions of Gerard (1963)

Dr. Sax (1959)

The Sea is My Brother (2010)

The Town and the City (1950)

Maggie Cassidy (1959)

Vanity of Dulouz (1968)

The Subterraneans (1958)

Big Sur (1962)

Satori in Paris (1965)

Pic (1971)

Book of Dreams (1960)


On the Road (1957)

Visions of Cody (1960)

Tristessa (1960)

The Dharma Bums (1958)

Desolation Angels (1965)

Book of Blues (1995)

Mexico City Blues (1959)

The Portable Jack Kerouac (1995)

The Scripture of the Golden Eternity (1956)

Orpheus Emerged (2002)

Lonesome Traveler (1960)


Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

Tales of Ordinary Madness (1983)

Post Office (1971)

Factotum (1975)

Women (1978)

Ham on Rye (1982)

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town (1983)

Hollywood (1989)

Pulp (1994)



Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Slaughterhouse Five

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Player Piano (1952)

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965)

Slaughterhouse Five (1965)


Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary

Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972)

The Rum Diary (1998)


H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man

H.G. Wells (1896-1946)

The Time Machine (1895)

The Invisible Man (1897)


George Orwell

George Orwell, 1984, Animal Farm

George Orwell (1903-1950)

1984 (1949)

Animal Farm (1945)


Henry Miller

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn

Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Tropic of Cancer (1934)

Tropic of Capricorn (1939)


Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien (1946-present)

The Things They Carried (1990)

If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973)



Novel Notes:

Joseph Campbell, Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), The Power of Myth (1991)


John Milton, Paradise Regained

John Milton (1608-1674), Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671)


Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury (1920-1912), Fahrenheit 451 (1953)


Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of Night

Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), Journey to the End of Night (1932)


Vladimir Nabakov, Lolita

Vladimir Nabakov (1899-1977), Lolita (1955)


Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Tom Wolfe (1931-2018), The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)


Mike Doughty, The Book of Drugs, a Memoir

Mike Doughty (1970-present), The Book of Drugs, a Memoir (2012)


Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994), Invisible Man (1952)


Emmanuelle Arsan, Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Arsan (1932-2005), Emmanuelle (1967)


Irvin D. Yalom, Love’s Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy

Irvin D. Yalom (1931-present), Love’s Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy (1989)


Short Story Authors:

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980), The Collected Stories of (1930)

Joyce Carol Oates (1938-present), Heat (1991)

Walt Whitman (1819-1892), I Sit and Look Out (1900)

Zitkála-Ša (1876-1938), American Indian Stories (1921)

Tobias Wolff (1945-present), Hunters in the Snow (1981)

Bobbie Ann Mason (1940-present), Big Bertha Stories (1988)

W.E.B. Du Bois (1869-1963), The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

Malcolm X (1925-1965), The Autobiography of (1965)

Alice Walker (1944-present), Everyday Use (1973)


James Baldwin (1924-1987), Sonny’s Blues (1957)

John Edgar Wideman (1941-present), Fever (1989)

Sandra Cisneros (1954-present), What Sally Said (1989)

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994), Invisible Man (1952)


Washington Irving (1783-1859), Rip Van Winkle (1819)

William Austin (1778-1841), Peter Rugg the Missing Man (1824)

Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867), Fannie McDermot (1844)

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), The Lake Gun (1850)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), Wives of the Dead (1831) & The Gray Champion (1837)

Herman Melville (1819-1891), Bartleby the Scrivener (1853)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), The Ghost in the Mill (1872)

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910), Cannibalism in Cars (1868)

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), The Necklace (1884)

Henry James (1843-1916), Paste (1899) & The Real Thing (1892)

Willa Cather (1873-1947), A Death in the Desert (1903)

Edith Wharton (1862-1937), A Journey (1899) & The Other Two (1837)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), An Alcoholic Case (1937)

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), A Clean Well-Lighted Place (1933)

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), Sweat (1926)

Langston Hughes (1902-1967), Red-Headed Baby (1934)

O. Henry (1862-1910), The Gift of the Magi (1905)




American Short Story 1

American Short Story 2

Katherine Anne Porter, The Collected Stories of



Various Notes:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), The Great Gatsby (1925)

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

Upton Sinclair (1878–1968), The Jungle (1906)

Joseph Heller, Catch 22

Joseph Heller (1923-1999), Catch 22 (1953)


Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk (1962-present), Fight Club (1996)

Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan (1952-present), The Joy Luck Club (1989)

Dai Sijie, Once on a Moonless Night

Dai Sijie (1954-present), Once on a Moonless Night (2009)

Billy Bob Thornton, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts

Billy Bob Thornton (1955-present), The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts (2012)

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), Things Fall Apart (1958)

Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton (1903-1988), Cry, the Beloved Country (1948)




W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), Selected Poems (2000)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Hamlet (1603)

James Joyce (1882-1941), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)



Marked Up Copies:

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Heart of Darkness (1899)

Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby Dick (1851)



Lecture Notes:

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chats series

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Fireside Chats series (1933-1944) (listen)


William S. Burroughs, Disembodied Poetics series (1975-1989)

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)


Modern American Poetry (Donald Revell (1954-present))

The Beat Generation (Donald Revell (1954-present))


William Blake (1757-1827),  Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), Postcard from a Volcano (1923)