60 in 60: To Resume Next Week

Jeff VanderMeer • February 26th, 2009 @ 10:30 am • 60 in 60

Still recovering from jetlag–it’s taking a lot longer than I thought–but determined to complete the 60 in 60. I’ll be resuming next week with #37, Henry David Thoreau’s Where I Lived, and What I Lived For. You’ll just have to trust me when I say I haven’t read any of the remaining books in the period since I left off posting about them. (As it turns out, I didn’t even bring any of them with me to Australia.) But I’m also going to only do the 60 in 60 on weekdays. It’s a question of my sanity. So in a sense I’m going to limp to the finish line, but I’m still going to get there. I’m not sure exactly when next week I’ll start up again. A lot depends on the jetlag.

Here’s the list of what’s remaining for me re the 60 in 60:

#38 – Thorstein Veblen’s Conspicuous Consumption
#39 – Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sysyphus
#40 – Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann and the Holocaust
#41 – Plutarch’s In Consolation to His Wife
#42 – Robert Burton’s Some Anatomies of Melancholy
#43 – Blaise Pascal’s Human Happiness
#44 – Adam Smith’s The Invisible Hand
#45 – Edmund Burke’s The Evils of Revolution
#46 – Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature
#47 – Soren Kierkegaard’s The Sickness Unto Death
#48 – John Ruskin’s The Lamp of Memory
#49 – Friedrich Nietzsche’s Man Alone with Himself
#50 – Leo Tolstoy’s A Confession
#51 – William Morris’ Useful Work vs Useless Toil
#52 – Frederick Jackson Turner’s The Significance of the Frontier in American History
#53 – Marcel Proust’s Days of Reading
#54 – Leon Trotsky’s An Appeal to the Toiling, Oppressed Etc Etc
#55 – Sigmund Freud’s The Future of an Illusion
#56 – Walter Benjamin’s The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
#57 – George Orwell’s Books v. Cigarettes
#58 – Albert Camus’ The Fastidious Assassins
#59 – Frantz Fanon’s Concerning Violence
#60 – Michel Foucault’s The Spectacle of the Scaffold

4 Responses to “60 in 60: To Resume Next Week”

  1. Grandes Ideias | Bibliotecário de Babel says:

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  2. Heather says:

    OK, I’ve held back from nagging for a whole month, but now I’ve gotta ask: whither 60 in 60? I’ve really enjoyed the series.

  3. jeff vandermeer says:

    Deadlines alas but it will resume by roughly the middle of next week.

  4. sinema says:

    At first I thought you told Google to call the library, and it did, and that blew my mind.
    Then I realized that you actually called the library, and my mind became unblown.
    I’ll get back to work…

    If you ask my opinion about this topic I really like. Thank you for sharing your friends. Hope to see you another day.

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