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Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Snow Country
Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker
Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time
Roger Shattuck
The Mind At Night: The New Science Of How And Why We Dream
Andrea Rock
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (Advances in Semiotics)
Umberto Eco
Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Naoki Inose, Hiroaki Sato
The Inquisition of Climate Science
James L Powell
State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
The Worldwatch Institute
Media Studies: Texts, Institutions and Audiences
Lisa Taylor;Andrew Willis
The Last Defender of Camelot. - Roger Zelazny I'll probably upgrade this to a 4 later on. I'm just slightly put off by the silliness in some of the stories, like the talking dog in He Who Shapes, though of course a lot of it in the stories in general is deliberate humour.

Still, a worthwhile read for the originality and play of ideas, that sometimes crosses over into a rather pleasant wierdness.

The pre-occupation with metal that occurs in many of the stories was a common pre-occupation with the SF of that period, so the collection is also interesting from the POV of a period piece.

I liked the collection, and like it more the more I think about it; - these are the kind of stories that take a little time to "grow on you".