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Here is a list of the works that I’ve quoted from.

The roman numerals indicate which of the three lectures a quotation appears in.

The Arabic numerals adjoining them indicate the sections in the lectures. The italicized numerals refer to pages in the works themselves.

Where a work is quoted from more than once in a section, I have followed the sequence of the quotations. Since sections are short and I always name the authors in the text, it is reasonably easy to identify the sources.

In one or two instances, where I’ve used question marks, I was unable to make my way back to the source.



Allen, Woody, “The Condemned,” Side Effects (N.Y., Random House, 1980). I/1, 9.

Amiel, Henri-Frédéric, Amiel’s Journal; the Journal Intime of Henri Frédéric Amiel, introd. Mrs. Humphrey Ward (London, Macmillan, 1889). I/37, 9, 50, 61, 132.

Arendt, Hannah, The Origins of Totalitarianism, 2nd enl. ed., Meridian Books (Cleveland, and N.Y., World, 1958), I/15, 81.

Auden, W.H., “In Memory of W.B. Yeats,” The English Auden; Poems, Essays and Dramatic Writings 1927–1939, ed. Edward Mendelson (London, Faber, 1977). III/21, 242.

Auden, W.H., “September 1, 1939,” The English Auden. I/3, 246.

Baudelaire, Charles, The Mirror of Art: Critical Studies, trans., ed. and introd. Jonathan Mayne (Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Books, 1956). II/18, 69.

Baudelaire, Charles, “Les Sept Vieillards,” Angel Flores, ed., An Anthology of French Poetry from Nerval to Valéry in English Translation with French Originals, rev. ed. (Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958). I/21, 307–308; trans. Barbara Gibbs, “The Seven Old Men,” 34–35.

Baudelaire, Charles, “Le Voyage,” in Angel Flores, ed., An Anthology of French Poetry. I/20, 315–319; trans Barbara Gibbs, “The Voyage,” 45–50.

Beckett, Samuel, Happy Days, Collected Works (N.Y., Grove, 1970). I/1, 54. III/47, 34. III/48, 48.

Bell, Clive, Art (N.Y., Capricorn Books, 1958). II/3, 31

Benjamin, Walter, “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire,” Illuminations, trans Harry Zohn, ed. and introd. Hannah Arendt (N.Y., Schocken, 1969). I/19, 184–5.

Blanchot, Maurice, quoted by Paul de Man, Blindness and Insight. II/24, 69.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “The Aleph,” The Aleph and Other Stories 1933–1969, ed. and trans Norman Thomas di Giovanni, in collaboration with the author (N.Y., Bantam, 1971). II/20, 14, 10–11.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “Borges and Myself” (1956), The Aleph and Other Stories. III/3, 99.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “Death and the Compass,” Ficciones. II/45, 138.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain,” Ficciones, ed. and introd Anthony Kerrigan (N.Y. Grove, 1962). I/15, 75.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “Funes, the Memorious,” Ficciones. II/49, 114.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” Ficciones. III/57, 92–93.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “The Library of Babel,” Ficciones. III/23, 85.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “A Note on (towards) Bernard Shaw,” Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings, ed. Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, pref. André Maurois (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1982). II/50, 249, 251.

Borges, Jorge Luis, “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius,” Ficciones, II/46, 25, 28.

Borges, Jorge Luis, with Adolfo Bioy-Casares, “The Immortals,” The Aleph and Other Stories. II/48, 110.

Boswell, James, Boswell’s Life of Johnson, 2 vols. in one, vol.1 (London, Oxford U. P., 1946). I/7, 315.

Bradbury, Malcolm and James McFarlane, “The Name and Nature of Modernism,” in Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane, eds., Modernism 1890–1930 (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1976). I/2, 51, 26. I/5, 50. II/44, 328.

Broch, Hermann, introd. to Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Selected Prose. I/48. xi.

Buchan, John, The Three Hostages, in The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1930). II/16, 1104.

Burroughs, William S., “Deposition: A Testimony Concerning a Sickness,” Naked Lunch, Evergreen Cat Edition (N.Y., Grove, 1966). I/11, xli.

Byron, George Gordon, Canto VII, Don Juan, ed. T.G. Steffan, E. Steffan, and W.W.Pratt, rev. ed. (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1984). I/17, 296.

Camus, Albert, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, trans. Justin O’Brien (N.Y., Knopf, 1961). II/6, 57.

Camus, Albert, The Outsider [The Stranger], trans. Stuart Gilbert, introd. Cyril Connolly (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1961). III/26, 108–9.

Cary, Joyce, The Horse’s Mouth, (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1948). I/63. 119–120. III/291.

Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, Death on the Installment Plan, trans. John H.P. Marks (Boston, Little, Brown, 1938). I/7, 17.

Conrad, Joseph, “Heart of Darkness,” in Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer, ed. and introd. Franklin Walker (N.Y., Bantam Books, 1971). I/12, 119. I/57, 75, 77. III/55, 112.

Conrad, Joseph, “Typhoon,” in Heart of Darkness and Typhoon (London, Pan, 1976). I/8, 110.

Conrad, Joseph, Nostromo (London, Dent, 1950). I/22, 497–500.

Conrad, Joseph, The Secret Agent (London, Dent, 1947). I/56, 265. III/34, 116.

Cowley, Abraham, “On the Death of Mr. William Hervey, The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250–1918, ed. Arthur Quiller-Couch, new ed., (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1939). III/50, 387.

De Man, Paul, Blindness and Insight; Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism (N.Y., Oxford University Press, 1971). II/16, 18.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor, “Memoirs from a Dark Cellar,” A Gentle Creature and Other Stories, trans. and introd. David Magarshack (London, Lehmann, 1950). I/15, 115. III/7, 253.

Dreyfus, Herbert L., “The Dasein as a whole” (review. of Heidegger), Times Literary Supplement (Sept. 17, 1982). III/4, 1011.

Eliot, T.S., “Blake,” The Sacred Wood; Essays on Poetry and Criticism (London, Methuen, 1928). III/43, 157.

Eliot, T.S., “East Coker,” Complete Poems and Plays 1909–1950 (N.Y., Harcourt Brace, 1952). I/36, 126.

Eliot, T.S., “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Complete Poems and Plays. I/61, 4.

Eliot, T.S., “The Waste Land,” Complete Poems and Plays. I/61, 42. II/38, 39. III/40, 49.

Fenollosa, Ernest, The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry, with a Foreword and Notes by Ezra Pound (London, Stanley Nott, 1936). I/59, 26, 33.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, “Handle with Care,” The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (N.Y., New Directions, 1945), I/12, 75.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, letter in 1925, quoted by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Scott and Ernest; the Authority of Failure and the Authority of Success (N.Y., Random House, 1978–79). I/35, 29.

Flores, Angel, ed., An Anthology of French Poetry from Nerval to Valéry in English Translation with French Originals, new rev. ed. (Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Books, 1958).

Forster, E.M., Howards End. (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1941). II/15. 32–33. III/58, 33.

Forster, E.M., A Passage to India (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1984). I/11, 147. II/15, 147. III/7, 147.

Fraser, John, “Borges and the Chivalric,” in Janet E. Goebel and Rebecca Cochran, eds., Selected Papers in Medievalism, I-II, 1986/7 (Indiana University Press of Pennsylvania, 1988), vol.1. II/50, 31.

Frost, Robert, “The Most of It,” Complete Poems of Robert Frost (London, Jonathan Cape, 1951). I/50, 368.

Gadamer, Hans Georg, Philosophical Hermeneutics, trans., ed., and introd. David E. Linge (Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 1976). II/26, 229. III/27, 41.

Graff, Gerald, Poetic Statement and Critical Dogma (Evanston, Northwestern Unversity Press, 1970). III/4, 10.

Greville, Fulke, Lord Brooke, “Sonnet XXIX,” in Yvor Winters and Kenneth Fields, eds., Quest for Reality (Chicago, Swallow Press, 1969). I/21, 32.

Hardy, Thomas, “Afterwards,” The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy, ed. James Gibson (London, Macmillan, 1976). I/50, 553.

Hardy, Thomas, Jude the Obscure, introd. Terry Eagleton, notes P.N. Furbank, New Wessex Edition (London, Macmillan, 1974). I/33, 305.

Heidegger, Martin, Being and Time, trans. John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson (N.Y., Harper and Row, 1962). I/ 395.

Heidegger, Martin, Nietzsche, Vol. I; The Will to Power as Art. I/36, 141. II/4, 90. III/18, 118.

Heidegger, Martin, Nihilism, Nietzsche, Vol. IV: trans. Frank A. Capuzzi, ed. David Farrell Knell (San Francisco, Harper and Row, 1982). I/5, 221.

Hemingway, Ernest, “Soldier’s Home,” The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (N.Y., Charles Scribner’s, n.d.). I/11, 147.

Hemingway, Ernest, The Sun Also Rises (N.Y., Random House Modern Library, 1926). I/23, 245.

Hofmannstahl, Hugo von, Selected Prose, introd., Hermann Broch, trans. Mary Hottinger and Tania and James Stern, Bollingen Series XXXIII (N.Y., Pantheon, 1952). II/10, 130. II/21, 133–135.

Hopkins, Gerard Manley, “No worst, there is none,” The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner and N.H. MacKenzie, 4th ed., rev. and enl. (London, O.U.P., 1970). I/21, 100.

Hopkins, Gerard Manley, “The Windhover,” The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. I/50, 69.

Hopkins, Gerard Manley, “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. I/42, 54.

Hughes, Richard, A High Wind in Jamaica (St. Albans, Herts, Triad/Panther, 1976). I/9.18, 19–20. I/10, 29. I/29, 25. III/25, 97–98. III/30, 98, 126.

Hulme, T.E., “Romanticism and Classicism,” Speculations; Essays, on Humanism and the Philosophy of Art, ed. Herbert Read (London, Kegan Paul, 1936). I/47, 132.

Jacobsen, Jens, Niels Lyhne (N.Y., Collier, n.d.). I/16, 41. I/17, 41.

James, William, “Bergson and His Critique of Intellectualism,” The Writings of William James; a Comprehensive Edition, ed. and introd. John J. McDermott (N.Y., Modern Library, 1968). I/38, 573. I/59, 498.

James, William, “Hegel and His Method,” The Writings of William James. II/28, 517.

James, William, “Monistic Idealism,” The Writings of William James. I/59, 498.

James, William, The Varieties of Religious Experience, in The Writings of William James. II/3, 6. III/13, 8.

James, William, The Writings of William James. III/7, ?

Jefferies, Richard, Bevis: the Story of a Boy, intro. Henry Williamson (London, Everyman’s, 1966). I/53, 288–9.

Joyce, James, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1960). I/55, 10. III/15, 247.

Kafka, Franz, “The Aeroplanes at Brescia,” The Penal Colony. III/36, 301, 306–307.

Kafka, Franz, “Children on a Country Road,” The Penal Colony; Stories and Short Pieces, trans. Willa and Edwin Muir, (N.Y., Schocken, 1961 [1948]) I/55, 22–23.

Kafka, Franz, “Conversation with the Supplicant, The Penal Colony;. I/13, 14.

Kafka, Franz, “A Country Doctor,” The Penal Colony. II/41, 137.

Kafka, Franz, “Eleven Sons,” The Penal Colony. III/16, 166.

Kafka, Franz, “A Fratricide,” The Penal Colony. II/41, 169.

Kafka, Franz, “The New Advocate,” The Penal Colony. II/42, 135.

Kafka, Franz, “A Report to an Academy,” The Penal Colony. III/17, 184, 183.

Kafka, Franz, “Resolutions,” The Penal Colony. I/25. 28–29.

Kafka, Franz, “Unmasking a Confidence Trickster,” The Penal Colony. III/11, 26–27. III/16, 27.

Kafka, Franz, “The Wish to be a Red Indian,” The Penal Colony. I/25, 39. II/41, 39.

Kermode, Frank, The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1979). II/1, 145.

Koestler, Arthur, Darkness at Noon, trans. Daphne Hardy (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1964). III/6, 166.

Kojève, Alexandre, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel, asembled by Raymond Queneau, ed. Allan Bloom, trans. James H. Nichols (N.Y., Basic Books, 1969). II/28, 33.

LaCapra, Dominick, q. John Weightman, “Summing Up Sartre,” New York Review of Books, Aug 13, 1987. III/38, 45.

Laing, R.D., The Divided Self; an Existential Study in Sanity and Madness. (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1965). II/11, 90. II/27, 25. II/29, 144–5. II/45, 140. III/33, 124.

Lawrence, D.H., The Trespasser (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1960 [1912]). I/28, 43. III/9, 75.

Leavis, F.R., The Common Pursuit (London, Chatto and Windus, 1952). I/20, 266.

Leavis, F.R., D.H. Lawrence, Novelist (London, Chatto and Windus, 1955). III/54, 309.

Leavis, F.R., English Literature in Our Time and the University (London, Chatto and Windus, 1969). III/13, 15.

Leavis, F.R., “Memories of Wittgenstein,” The Critic as Anti-Philosopher, ed. G.Singh (London, Chatto and Windus, 1982). II/10, 139.

Lermontov, Mikhail, A Hero of Our Time, tr. Paul Foote (Harmondsworth, 1966). I/17, 180.

Lessing, Doris, Briefing for a Descent into Hell (Frogmore, St. Albans, Herts, Panther, 1973). II/16, 188–189.

Mallarmé, Stéphane, “Brise Marine,” Angel Flores, ed., An Anthology of French Poetry from Nerval to Valéry in English Translation with French Originals, rev. ed. (Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958). I/20, 369; trans. Kate Flores, “Sea Breeze,” 147–148.

Mallarmé, Stéphane, q., Robert Gordon and Andrew Forge, eds., The Last Flowers of Manet (N.Y., Abrams, 1986). I/46, 20.

Maslow, Abraham, The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (N.Y., Viking, 1971). III/39, 253.

Matisse, Henri, quoted by John Russell, introd. to Sasha M. Newman, ed., Bonnard; The Late Paintings (Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, 1984). I/32, 10.

Moore, George, The Untilled Field, (London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1903), q. Paul Groarke, “The Fear of Being and the Decorum of Ideas; the Short Stories of George Moore” (Dalhousie University M.A. Thesis, 1987). I/34, 90–91. II/18, 50.

Morrow, Lance, Time, Jan. 7, 1985. III/39, 14.

Nashe, Thomas, “In Time of Pestilence,” The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250–1918, ed. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, new ed., (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1939). III/20, 207.

Nesbit, E., The Story of the Treasure Seekers, (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1958). I/19, 196.

Nietzsche, Friedrich, On the Genealogy of Morals, trans. Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale, ed. Walter Kaufmann (N.Y., Vintage, 1969). I/14, 130. II/12, 96.

Nietzsche, Friedrich, The Will to Power, trans. Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale, ed. Walter Kaufmann (N.Y., Vintage, 1968). I/51, 527. II/2, 538, 528. II/13, 13. II/28, 544. II/29, 236. III/3, 339. III/24, 419.

Novak, Michael, The Experience of Nothingness (N.Y., Harper and Row, 1970). I/6, 12. II/5, 52.

Nussbaum, Martha, “Sex in the Head,” New York Review of Books, Dec. 18, 1986. I/41, 49.

Pascal, Blaise, Pensées, trans. and introd. A.J. Krailsheimer, (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1966). I/16, 235.

Plato, “Phaedo,” The Dialogues of Plato, 2 vols., trans B. Jowett, introd. Raphael Demos (N.Y., Random House, 1937), vol I. II/1. 474–5.

Pound, Ezra, “The River Merchant’s Wife; a Letter,” Collected Shorter Poems (London, Faber,1952). I/59, 140–141.

Pushkin, Alexander, Eugene Onegin, trans. Charles Johnston, introd. John Bayley, (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1979). I/15, 177, 127.

Rilke, Rainer Maria, “Da stieg ein Baum, O reine Übersteigung!,” Ahead of All Parting: the Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke, ed. and trans. Stephen Mitchell (N.Y., Modern Library, 1995). I/60, 410–411.

Rhys, Jean, After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1971). II/11, 41.

Rhys, Jean, Good Morning, Midnight (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969). III/9, 10.

Sacks, Oliver, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; and Other Clinical Tales (N.Y., Harper and Row, 1987). III/4, 38.

Sartre, Jean-Paul, Being and Nothingness; an Essay in Phenomenological Analysis, special abridged ed., trans. and introd. Hazel E. Barnes (Secaucus, N.J., Citadel Press, 1977). II/22, 154, 153. III/19, 77. III/52, 69.

Sartre, Jean-Paul, Nausea, tr. Robert Baldick (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1963). II/49, 190.

Schlegel, A.W., Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature, First Part, First Lecture, in A. Leslie Willson, ed., German Romantic Criticism, fore. Ernst Behler, The German Library, vol. 21 (N.Y., Continuum, 1982). I/42, 183.

Scholem, Gershom G., On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, tran. Ralph Mannheim (N.Y., Schocken, 1969). II/13, 27–29.

Schopenhauer, Arthur, The World as Will and Representation, trans. E.F.J. Payne, vol I (N.Y., Dover, 1969). I/34, 322. I/48, 178. II/28, 321. III/22, 321.

Senancourt, Etienne de Pivert, Obermann, 2 vols., vol. II (Paris, E. Droz, 1931). I/17, 147.

Sheppard, Richard, “The Crisis of Language,” in Bradbury and McFarlane, eds., Modernism, II/44, 328.

Simmel, Georg., I/19, ?

Smith, Stevie, q. Rosemary Dinnage, “Joys of Desolation,” New York Review of Books, June 25, 1987. II/7, 27.

Stevens, Wallace, “Esthetique du Mal,” Collected Poems (N.Y., Knopf, 1961). I/1, 320.

Stevens, Wallace, Letters of Wallace Stevens, sel. and ed., Holly Stevens (N.Y., Knopf, 1981). I/46, 356.

Stevens, Wallace, “The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad,” Collected Poems. I/11, 96.

Stevens, Wallace, The Necessary Angel; Essays on Reality and the Imagination (London, Faber, 1960). III/53, 24.

Stevens, Wallace, “The Snow Man,” Collected Poems. I/3, 10.

Stevens, Wallace, “Sunday Morning,” Collected Poems. I/60, 70.

Todorov, Tzvetan, “Connaissance du vide,” Figures du vide: Nouvelle revue de psychanalyse, numéro 11, printemps 1975. II/31, 145–154.

Tolstoy, Leo., “The Death of Ivan Ilych,” trans. Aylmer Maude, Russian Short Stories (London, Faber, 1943). I/16, 185.

Turgenev, Ivan S., Fathers and Sons, trans. Constance Garnett, introd. Herbert J. Muller (N.Y., Modern Library, 1950). II/15, 61, 129.

Valéry, Paul, “Le Cimitière Marin,” in Angel Flores, ed., An Anthology of French Poetry, I/60, 433–436; tr. Barbara Gibbs, “The Cemetery by the Sea.” 272–276.

Valéry, Paul, “Degas Dance Drawing,” Degas Manet Morisot, trans. David Paul, Collected Works of Paul Valéry, Bollingen Series XLV-12 (N.Y., Pantheon, 1960). II/12, 38.

Valéry, Paul, “Literary Reminiscences,” Leonardo Poe Mallarmé, trans. Malcolm Cowley and James R. Lawler, Collected Works of Paul Valéry, Bollingen Series XLV-8 (Princeton, Princeton U.P., 1972). III/41, 232–233.

Valéry, Paul, Moi, tr. Marthiel and Jackson Matthews, Collected Works of Paul Valéry, Bollingen Series XLV.15 (Princeton, Princeton U.P., 1975). I/40, 28.

Valéry, Paul, Monsieur Teste, trans. and introd. Jackson Matthews, Collected Works of Paul Valéry Bollingen Series XLV.15, vol 6 (Princeton, Princeton U.P., 1973). II/12, 55.

Villon, François, “Freres humains qui après nous vivez,” The Poems of François Villon, trans. and introd. Galway Kinnell, new ed. (Hanover and London, University Press of New England, 1982). III/50, 208.

Wells, H.G., The Island of Doctor Moreau (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1962). II/29, 107.

Wells, H.G., Tono-Bungay, London, Macmillan, 1909. III/57, 248–9.

Winters, Yvor, Forms of Discovery: Critical and Historical Essays on the Form of the Short Poem in English (n.p., Alan Swallow, 1967). I/7, xiii. II/25, xviii. III/56, 70.

Woolf, Virginia, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. III, 1925–30, ed. Anne Olivier (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1982). III/51, 135.

Woolf, Virginia, To the Lighthouse (N.Y., Harcourt, Brace, 1927). III/47, 45. III/51, 194. III/56, 125. III/60, 157–158.

Yeats, W.B., “Among School Children”, Collected Poems, 2nd. ed. (London, Macmillan, 1950). III/21, 244.

Yeats, W.B., “The Circus Animals Desertion,” Collected Poems. III/52, 392.

Yeats, W.B.,“Meru,” Collected Poems. III/57, 333.

Yeats, W.B., “The Second Coming,” Collected Poems. I/60. 210–211.


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