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Sunday, May 02, 2004

Returning to a favourite

Terry Teachout recently noted on his About Last Night blog, "As I mentioned the other day, I’m currently rereading W. Jackson Bate’s Samuel Johnson, something I do every year or two." What book(s), I am wondering, do Shotgun readers/contributors re-read every year or so? I have four: George F. Will's Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball, Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind, Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Easy Lesson and Pope John Paul II's encyclical Centesimus Annus. I also make it a point to re-read one of Joseph Epstein's collection of essays.

Posted by Paul Tuns on May 2, 2004 in Books | Permalink


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Solitude by Anthony Storr, and something by/about St Therese of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila.

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-05-03 6:59:10 AM

Parliament of Whores by P.J. O'Rourke.

Posted by: Marc | 2004-05-03 9:37:52 AM

Goodbye to all That, Robert Graves - every couple of years. Parades End, Ford Maddox Ford, three to five years. A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell, three to five years.

Posted by: Jay Currie | 2004-05-03 10:38:46 AM

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller, Plato's Republic.

Posted by: Mark Cameron | 2004-05-03 2:04:46 PM

Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game; J. Bowyer Bell, Terror Out of Zion. A recent addition to the list is Haim Sabato, Adjusting Sights, which I recommend highly.

Posted by: Charles MacDonald | 2004-05-05 8:49:52 PM

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