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November 2017:

A Christmas Carol: In Prose, being a Ghost Story of Christmas, by Charles Dickens, with four Illustrations in Colour and four Woodcuts by John Leech; A facsimile of the Original Edition, With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and a Preface by B. W. Matz

from Deep Down Things: The Earth in Celebration and Dismay, by Lin Jensen

  • Getting Rid of the Rabbits

from The Medieval Imagination [L’imaginaire médiéval], by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

  • Part Three: The Body
    • Gestures in Purgatory

October 2017:

Mort, by Terry Pratchett

Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett

Little Man — What Now? [Kleiner Mann — was nun?] by Hans Fallada, translated by Susan Bennett, afterword by Philip Brady

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, by Hannah Arendt, with an introduction by Amos Elon

September 2017:

from The Medieval Imagination [L’imaginaire médiéval], by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

  • Part Three: The Body
    • Body and Ideology in the Medieval West
  • Part Two: Space and Time
    • The Time of the Exemplum (Thirteenth Century)
    • The Time of Purgatory (Third to Thirteenth Century)
    • The Perception of Christendom by the Roman Curia and the Organization of an Ecumenical Council of 1274

August 2017:

The Wild Garden, by William Robinson, Expanded Edition, with new chapters and photographs by Rick Darke

July 2017:

Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman

June 2017:

Inventing Hell: Dante, the Bible, and Eternal Torment, by Jon M. Sweeney

The Return of Martin Guerre, by Natalie Zemon Davis

from The Medieval Imagination [L’imaginaire médiéval], by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

  • Part Three: The Body
    • Body and Ideology in the Medieval West

from The New English Bible: With the Apocrypha

  • from The New Testament
    • The Gospel according to John
    • The Gospel according to Luke
    • The Gospel according to Mark

May 2017:

from The New English Bible: With the Apocrypha

  • from The New Testament
    • The Gospel according to Matthew

from The Metamorphosis and other stories [Erzählungen und kleine Prosa], by Franz Kafka, translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

  • The Metamorphosis [Die Verwandlung]

from Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, by Neil Gaiman

  • Black Dog
  • In Relig Odhráin
  • Witch Work
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle
  • Observing the Formalities
  • Feminine Endings
  • The Return of the Thin White Duke
  • Diamonds and Pearls: A Fairy Tale
  • Nothing O’Clock
  • “And Weep, Like Alexander”
  • An Invocation of Incuriosity
  • Click Clack the Rattlebag
  • Jerusalem
  • The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury
  • The Case of Death and Honey
  • A Calendar of Tales
  • Orange
  • Adventure Story
  • My Last Landlady
  • “The Truth I a Cave in the Black Mountains …”
  • Down to a Sunless Sea
  • The Thing About Cassandra
  • A Lunar Labyrinth
  • Making a Chair
  • Introduction

April 2017:

from The Medieval Imagination [L’imaginaire médiéval], by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

  • Part One: The Marvelous
    • The Marvelous in the Medieval West
  • For an Extended Middle Ages
  • Part Two: Space and Time
    • The Wilderness in the Medieval West [Le désert-forêt dans l’Occident médiéval]

They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45, by Milton Mayer

March 2017:

It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis

Stone’s Fall: A Novel, by Iain Pears

February 2017:

from Zalmoxis, the Vanishing God: Comparative Studies in the Religions and Folklore of Dacia and Eastern Europe [De Zalmoxis à Gengis-Khan: études comparatives sur les religions et le folklore de la Dacie et de l’Europe orientale], by Mircea Eliade, translated by Willard R. Trask

  • The Dacians and the Wolves [Les Daces et les loups]

The Lady’s Not For Burning: A Comedy, by Christopher Fry

Danube [Danubio], by Claudio Magris, translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh

The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, & Human Evolution, by Denis Dutton

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Danse Macabre: François Villon: Poetry & Murder in Medieval France, by Aubrey Burl

January 2017:

The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Looking for Strangers: The True Story of My Hidden Wartime Childhood, by Dori Katz

I Left My Grandfather’s House, by Denton Welch

Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

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