Classics Spin #13!

You know I haven't missed a Spin yet, and it's time for lucky Spin #13.  Being nowhere near my computer and having only a tablet to compose upon shouldn't be a problem, right?  Well, we shall see....

  1.  William Faulkner, Light in August.
  2. “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder 
  3. On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
  4. Lao Tzu, China, The Tao Te Ching
  5. Berthold Brecht, Germany, The Threepenny Opera
  6. Thomas Mann, Germany, The Magic Mountain.
  7. The Conference of the Birds
  8.  Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks
  9. Pope St. Gregory I, Pastoral Care 
  10. Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum
  11. Feodor Dostoevsky, Russia, The Possessed
  12. Kalidasa, The Loom of Time.
  13. Pensees, Pascal
  14. John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  15. “Why We Can’t Wait,” Martin Luther King Jr. 
  16. Cesar Vallejo, Poemas Humanos.
  17.  William Faulkner, Light in August.
  18. Origin of Species
  19. Our Town
  20. The Magic Mountain
I'm running out of titles, and I was kind of thinking of reworking my Latin American section, so I've had to repeat a few titles towards the end there. I'm pretty happy with this list, and look forward to finding out my fate tomorrow!  Happy Spinning, all.  


  1. Glad to see you made it in time even though you're away.
    I wonder how many of us can say we've participated in all 13 spins?

    It must feel good to be so close to the end of your classics challenge that you need to double up some of the books :-)

  2. It does! Though I'm still afraid I won't finish in time; quite a bit of what's left is scary long stuff....

  3. I love the Tao Te Ching - amazing work. Happy to see Conference of Birds up there too - I loved that as well :)

  4. I love your web page! Have fun reading MLK.

  5. I went and investigated what your next read was going to be, and it looks like it's MLK. Yay! That'll be lovely and short (it sounds like? since you have it in double quotes, not italics?), and of historical and, like, moral interest. Can't wait to hear what you think!


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