Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Read-A-Long Cassidy

Here are some reading materials pertinent to the project:
The Usurer's Heart by Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje
**without whom I probably wouldn't have thought of this**

A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
(you can read an excerpt here)

Democracy In America by Alexis de Tocqueville

There are some other Barthes essays about image, text, and myth that I am exploring, but this list is already pretentious enough.

p.s. for a Tocqueville subcategory you can check out American Vertigo by Henri Bernard-Levy, or America by Jean Baudrillard. They are nearly identical in form and subject, however Bernard-Levy "travels in the footsteps of Tocqueville".

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