A Tiny Piece of My Reading List
In addition, I could add the following & leave you to find 'em yourself:
- Aitchison, Jean. The Seeds of Speech: Language Origin & Evolution. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Bickerton, Derek. Language and Species. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1990.
- Boaz, Noel T. Eco Homo: How the Human Being Emerged from the Cataclysmic History of the Earth. New York: Harper Collins, 1997.
- Bray, John. The Communications Miracle: The Telecommunications Pioneers from Morse to the Information Superhighway. New York: Plenum Press, 1995.
- Brooks, David. Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class & How They Got There. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
- Buchholz, Ester Schaler, PhD. The Call of Solitude: Alonetime in a World of Attachment. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
- Calvin, William H. The Ascent of Mind: Ice Age Climates and the Evolution of Intelligence. New York: Bantam, 1991
- Coloane, Francisco. Cape Horn & Other Stories from the End of the World (David A. Petreman, trans.) Pittsburgh: Latin American Literary Review Press, 1991.
- Damasio, Antonio R. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason & the Human Mind. New York: Putnam, 1994.
- Deacon, Terrence W. The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain. New York: W.W. Norton. 1997.
- Doherty, Earl. The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Humanist Publications, 1999.
- Dunbar, Robin. Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
- Falk, Dean. Braindance: New Discoveries About Human Origins & Brain Evolution. New York: Henry Holt, 1992.
- Fouts, Roger, w/Stephen Tukel Mills. Next of Kin: What Chimpanzees Have Taught Me About Who We Are. New York: William Morrow, 1997.
- Gghiglieri, Michael P. The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the Origins of Male Violence. Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 1999.
- Heard, Alex. Apocolypse Pretty Soon: Travels in End-Time America. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
- Hellige, Joseph B. Hemispheric Asymmetry: What's Right & What's Left. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.
- Hobson, J. Alan, M.D. The Chemistry of Conscious States: How the Brain Changes Its Mind Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1994.
- Johnson, Sterling. English as a Second F**king Language. New York: St. Martin's, 1995.
- Jaynes, Julian. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1976.
- Jespersen, Otto. The Philosophy of Grammar. New York: Henry Holt, 1924.
- Krashen, Stephen D. The Input Hypothesis: Issues & Implications. New York: Longman, 1989.
- Kripal, Jeffrey J. Kali's Child: The Mystical & the Erotic in the Life & Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
- Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, M.D. The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living & Dying. New York: Scribner, 1997.
- Llinás, Rodolfo R. i of the Vortex: from Neurons to Self Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
- Meyers, Walter E. Aliens & Linguists: Language Study & Science Fiction. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1980.
- Mithen, Steven. The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art & Science. London: Thames & Hudson, 1996.
- Morgan, Ted. Literary Outlaw: The Life & Times of William S. Burroughs. New York: Henry Holt & Co. 1988.
- Nelson, Michael. War of the Black Heavens: The battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War. Syracuse, NY,: Syracuse University Press, 1997.
- Nolan, Rita. Cognitive Practices: Human Language & Human Knowledge. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1994.
- Oskaar, Els. Language Acquisition in the Early Years: An Introduction to Pćdolinguistics. New York: St. Martins, 1982.
- Petreman, David A. La Obra Narrative de Francisco Coloane Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria, 1988.
- Pullum, Geoffrey K. The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax & Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1991.
- Rashid, Ahmed. Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia. New York: Penguin, 2002.
- Rudgley, Richard. The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
- Russell, Robert Jay. The Lemurs' Legacy: The Evolution of Power, Sex, and Love. New York: Putnam 1993.
- Ryan, William & Walter Pitman. Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed the World. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
- Sounes, Howard. Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life. New York: Grove Press, 1999.
- Thompson, William Irwin. Coming into Being: Artifacts & Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.
- Thornton, Bruce S. Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 1999.
- Vygotsky, Lev. tr: Alex Kozulin. Thought & Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986.
- -------------. Eds: Michael Cole & others. Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978.
- Wilson, Peter J. The Domestication of the Human Species. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Naked Lunch, Cities of the Read Night, Bone Palace Ballet, The Last Night of the Earth Poems, Worst Years of Our Lives, al-Qur'an, Book of Mormon, Oahspe: A Kosmon Bible, The Romance Languages, The Scandinavian Languages, The Invisible Spectator, Catcher in the Rye, Western Lands, Semper Fidel, A Nation of Salesmen, The New DoubleSpeak, Radio Amateur's Handbook, Life on Screen, Understanding Phonology, The Norwegian Language in America, Haugen's Studies on Bilingualism, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Epic of Latin America, The Last Detail, Beyond Despair, Farewell to the Sea, Cortázar's Blow Up & Other Stories, The Tin Drum, Tirukkural, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, American in the Gulag, Koba the Dread, The I-Ching, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, The Politics of Experience, Disease & History, Santa Evita, Self-Portrait of the Other, Disappearance of the Outside, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, Ez-Aha: The Sacred Texts of the Vhnda-Mas'in Culture of Anatolia, Fahrenheit 451.
Here's a very small part of my listening list:
I grew up when music came off vinyl disks a few half-dozen inches across. Somewhere along the line that system died out & now everything is on those damn computer CD thingies, which makes most of my old "records" obsolete. Übergehoben, as they say in German philosophical circles. And that, well, it makes listing the music I have had in my head all these years a bit difficult. But I'll try.
And these recordings in particular:
- The works of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovski, Eric Satie, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bornemann Bull, Holst . . . the usual "Classical Music" list. You know the drill.
- Same-same such "rock" & "folk" bands as Country Joe & The Fish (ca 1967), Tonto's Head Band, all of Crosby, Stills & Nash (+Young &c), all of Chicago up to 1975, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (as if . . .), Yes, some Lynrd Skynrd, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Richie Havens, 13th Floor Elevator, early Jefferson Airplane, some Jefferson Starship, all of The Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, Procul Haram, Bonzo Dog Band, Steely Dan. Get the picture?
- And what's called "world music' today, but which was just music in the long-back, such as Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Balachander, the "African Jazz" that I heard on short wave from Radio Brazzaville, the Congo back around 1963-1967 which later got subsumed into "Reggae": Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Pablo Milanes, Compay Segundo, Rey Ruiz, Tony Vega, Luis Damon, and such-like
- As for jazz music, well, let's hear Gene Harris, Charlie Mingus, Eddie Harris, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Booker Ervin, Art Pepper, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, early, 1960s-vintage Chuck Mangione, Sonny Simms, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderly, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, any of Gerald Wilson's Big bands, pre-World Music Paul Winter, Roger Kellaway, Cecil Taylor, George Shearing, Nat King Cole, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Warren Bernhardt, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, and many others.
. . . and a whole lot more that I just don't want to have to fiddle with remembering, researching, plowing through, keyboarding, and spell-checking. It's real simple: you listen to this stuff & then you can find out how it works on your own.
- Ornette Coleman: Something Else!. Contemporary Records, 1958.
- John Coltrane: Giant Steps. Atlantic Records, 1960.
- Paul Desmond: Take Ten ca 1965.
- Paul Desmond: Like Someone in Love Telarc, 1992.
- Paul Desmond: Bossa Antigua RCA Victor, 1999.
- Paul Horn: The Sound of Paul Horn; Profiles of a Jazz Musician (two disk set), Sony, 2002
- Paul Horn: Something Blue Fantasy Records (hifi-jazz). 1991.
- Roland Kirk: We Free Kings. Polygram Records, 1961.
- Ramsey Lewis: Bach to the Blues ca. 1965.
- Thelonious Monk: Criss-Cross. Columbia Records, 1963.
- Oliver Nelson: The Blues & the Abstract Truth. Impulse Jazz, 1961.
But you gotta have these too:
At which point, you're on your own.
- Lenny Bruce: The Carnegie Hall Concert.
- William Burroughs: Dead City Radio. Island Records, 1990.
- Grupo Exterminador: Contrabando en los Huevos. Fonovisa, 1999.