Recommended Books


I'm a reader, but more often a user of books.  They are consultants, information centers, repositories of collective memory.  I go back to them again and again.  Here are a few I can recommend that point to the source of my own creative intuition.   




This Wheel's on Fire

by Levon Helm

The Story of The Band



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Bound for Glory

by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen:

Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)

By Jeff Burger




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Jim Powell

Substrate: Poems

by Jim Powell




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Greil Marcus

Mystery Train:  Images of America in Rock 'n Roll Music: Sixth Edtion

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Claude Levi-Strauss

Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture

by Claude Levi-Strauss

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James Joyce

Finnegan's Wake

by James Joyce

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W.E.B. DuBois

John Brown

by W.E.B. DuBois (1909)

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Giambattista Vico

New Science

by Giambattista Vico

Penguin Classics

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Don Quixote

by Miguel Cervantes 

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Francois Villon

Poems of Francois Villon, translated by David Georgi

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Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy: Vol. I - III

I. Inferno  II. Purgatorio  III. Paradiso

(Penguin Classics) 

by Dante Alighieri  (Author), Mark Musa  (Translator, Commentary)

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William Langland

Piers the Plowman (Penguin Classics)

by William Langland

J.F. Goodridge translator

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead:

First Complete Translation

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