Recommended Reading List:
Cryptography Computer Systems Shakespeare Beckett Mac Wellman Len Jenkin Other Playwrights Literary Fiction Science Fiction Capitalism Communism Cooking Reading List
This reading list is a little out of date. My Amazon
Wishlist is probably more accurate, since I go through and
make sure it's up-to-date before Christmas and birthdays. ;-).
But most of these books I would still recommend...
Crypto will save the world. Really. [Use
just read about it!]
Some important reference books for that shelf by your machine...
Such a deal! These Dover
Thrift Editions are all priced between $0.80 and $1.50!
Samuel Beckett's command
of image and his ability to leap to the transcendant will forever
Times says: "one of the contemporary stage's premier
masters of syntactical scat."
I highly recommend seeing a Jenkin play in NYC if you ever get the opportunity.
This is the catch-all for must-read plays.
Books for well-rounded people, written by starving artists.
I'll assume you've already read
Brave New World,
and The Diamond Age,
as well as
C.S. Lewis. The books listed
here are slightly more obscure.
elsewhere (by firstname.lastname@example.org),
history has basically taught us that neither pure capitalism nor pure
communism is viable as an economic system. The workable solution that
has emerged is wholesale redistribution of somewhere between 25% and
75% of every person's income. In the US, the figure quoted is about
- Clifford Odet's The Flowering Peach.
Actually, I couldn't find a copy of this still in print.
The closest I found was
Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays
, which contains Waiting for Lefty, Awake and sing!,
Till the day I die, Paradise lost, Golden
boy, and Rocket to the moon.
Still fine reading, and recommended.
- Tom Stoppard's
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
- Caryl Churchill's
- Vaclav Havel's
The Garden Party and Other Plays
- Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz's
Madman and the Nun & the Crazy Locomotive:
Three Plays (Including the Water Hen)
Sam Shepard : Seven Plays
Fool for Love and Other Plays
- Tennessee Williams's
Orpheus Descending (in Four Plays)
- Athol Fugard's
Blood Knot and Other Plays
This section contains books addressing some of the lessons we still
haven't learned from the Dickens and the Industrial