Dreaming by the Book-or-Oral Tradition and the Alexandrian Library

Adventures in the Gutenberg Galaxy -or- Museum of Collective Memory

The perennial epic frame story idea of the hero has been the bio-cultural driving force of the dream visions of Western and Eastern civilizations. The iconological dreams and nightmares of epic folk heroes and folklore are part and parcel of the oral tradition which records oral history. Freud in "Interpretation of Dreams" tells his readers that his eldest son who after "he had been excited the day before by a book on the legends of Greece..." dreamt; "that he was driving in a chariot with Achilles and that Diomede was the charioteer." The French philosopher Gaston Bachelard believed that better reading led to better dreaming. Cultural literacy of dreaming, is always dreaming by the cultural frame story of the book.

From a literary mise en abîme frame story perspective, many dreams have been dreamt after falling asleep while reading. Christine de Pizan while reading Boetius "Consolations of Philosophy" fell asleep dreaming the story of Le livre du chemin de long estude. Samuel Taylor Coleridge reading Purchas, his Pilgrimes fell asleep and upon waking wrote his poetic fragment "Kubla Khan or, A Vision in a Dream". Leopold von Sacher Masoch "Venus in Furs" features a protagonist who falls asleep while reading Hegel then dreams of speaking to Venus.  The epic philological reader-responses of speaking, reading, writing and dreaming provides the psychodynamic foundation for creating an understanding of the oral archeology of the cultural frame story cycles such as the "Matter of Rome". 

Field Notes of a Dream Researcher represents a continuous frame story thread of the meta-fictional adventure of the oral reception of the aesthetic canonical cycle of speaking, reading, writing and dreaming. Marshall McLuhan called this bibliophilic adventure "The Gutenberg Galaxy", which can be seen as an historical polysemic and polyphonic novel that transports us to a virtual Alexandrian Musaeum and library. This labyrinthine museum and library contains the frame stories of the Eastern and Western canon.

Legend has it, that Alexander the Great had a dream telling him to found and build a Hellenistic city, known today as Alexandria. Field Notes features such an Alexandrian styled virtual museum and library which houses the psycho-archeology of dream vision and the epic "art of memory". In this vast library of collective memory,  we find the rhetorical dissemination and circulation of the ideas found in the great books. The great books provide the oral philological base and superstructure of the literary elements of cultural discourse, reception and canon formation.

From a modern literary perspective, the art of memory was practiced by Northrop Frye, and is still being by practiced by Harold Bloom.  Field Notes is a dream vision memory palace of the literary reception of world literature,  an epic meta-fictional canvas of the Great Conversation's  polyphonic novel which is found circulating in our collective unconscious dream world. In this mise-en-text art historical novel of dream vision we can see and read about the epic frame story psychodynamics of oral and visual culture.  

Such an anamnestic writing of history can be based on the involuntary memories found circulating in the archival records of dream vision. This depth psychological genealogical  approach to understanding the dream vision "Geistesgeschichte" of world history is what Field Notes of a Dream Researcher is all about. Said differently, dream vision provides the psychodynamic basis for writing about the philosophy of mind and history seen through the optics of the everyday life. Seen through the archeological lens of archival methodological writing  we can envision the psychodynamic history of dream vision unfolding.  This "Zeitgeist" memorial  weaves a historiographic tapestry of dreams, the past and the collection of cultural literary device artifacts.

Goethe, Henry James, and Alfred Lord Tennyson all had art romance dreams about being in museums. Museums serve as an aesthetic museological theatre of  knowledge and collective memory. Such dreaming still takes place as exemplified by Lewis H. Lapham "Money and Class in America", in which he talks about a dream he had, featuring an oneiric film festival of history and art film genres being shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As Walter Benjamin in "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and his uncompleted "Arcades Project"  understood, the modern marketplace is driven by an "optical unconscious" dream factory of culture industries which manufactures the phantasmagoria of oral and visual commodity for mass consumption.

Collecting dreams from throughout history makes visible the gesamtkunstwerk of the cultural optical unconscious language of visual thinking and memory. A museum of the dream vision can pragmatically unify the deep structural philosophy of mind and the bio-cultural heritage of individual and collective unconscious memory fragments, and make the epic poetic frame story of oral and visual history whole.

Who's Who in the House of Fame -or- Travels Through Hyperreality

Field Notes creates a lucid dream world, mimetically and diegetically driven by the epic story telling frame story of the Geistesgeschichte of the Great Conversation. Field Notes features the epic royal road to the cultural intersections of dream vision's frame story arc, seen as the historical and ongoing polyphonic conversation about cosmology,  philosophy of mind, consciousness, communication, medical humanities, art, science, music, literature, forensics, education, theatre, film, religion, politics, economics, media studies, popular culture studies, women's, men's, and queer studies, and ecology studies.  

If we stand on the shoulders of the dreams of giants, then we know that one of those dreaming giants was Callimachus.  In "Aetia" Callimachus tells his readers that in a dream of horn he was transported to Mt. Helicon on an intellectual journey where he interviewed the Muses. The Muses answer questions about the mythological aetiology of the gods, heroes, cults, rituals, and sacrifices. In the "Pinakes" Callimachus provides the first philological system of textual criticism of the bibliographic organization of the Alexandrian library and its' literary epistemic representation of the world, which can be viewed from a hermeneutic perspective as "interpretatio Graeca".  

Callimachus author centred compendium of literature was divided into the literary reception of generic categories and academic fields, providing an encyclopedic window and bibliographic map of the ancient great conversational canon of: philosophy, rhetoric, law, epic, tragedy, comedy, lyric poetry, history, medicine, mathematics, and natural science. This Hellenistic "Age of The Book" was organized by the art of memory personified by Mnemosyne, the mother of the Muses.

Seen from a modern literary criticism perspective, Northrop Frye's "Anatomy of Criticism" features such a synoptic "metahistorical" understanding of the archetypal recursion of the literary "memoria" cycles of the dream vision annuls of history. Frye in "The Educated Imagination" believed that only a strong educated imagination can fulfill the Renaissance dream of ending the confusion of the mother tongues, aetiologically caused by the language ruins of Babel. The mother tongue effect, has left us perennially lost in the cultural hermeneutic translation. Literature's frame story created by dreaming "Giants in Time" provide "The Keys to Dreamland" and the conscious path to understanding what Michel Foucault called "The Archeology of Knowledge".

If we are always dreaming by the archetypal language history of the book, then we can begin to understand why Rene Descartes often dubbed the father of modern Western philosophy in a dream saw two synoptic books, one that contained all scientific knowledge, the other contained all the inspirational wisdom and knowledge of poetry.  However, it was not poetry that provided the game changing moment that would re-shape modern human history. The scientific giant of the 19th century Clerk Maxwell's electro-magnetic theories and equations laid the 20th century foundation for the electronic, digital and information age revolution in dreaming. Maxwell it should be noted, had a poetic bent as well, writing "Recollections of a Dreamland".

Marshall McLuhan saw the technological dreamland writing on the wall, calling this new electronic tribal mass media marketplace the "global village", and later the global theatre. The Frankfurt and Toronto Schools of Communication can explain many of the psychodynamic communication processes of media influence found operating in our collective mass media driven dream world.  This electric dreamland of communication has created political economic, interpersonal and cultural globalization.

Such a global theatre of collective memory was already envisioned by Gottfried Leibniz in Théodicée, where we find the concluding paragraphs telling the reader that a dreaming Theodorus is brought to the hall of fates. A record is kept not only what happens, but also that which possibly could happen. Leibniz depicts this hall as an encyclopedic theatre where lives can be observed as a stage presentation. In this encyclopedic dramatic theatre of mind, memory, possibility and reality is where all our dreams begin. This perfect Dionysian imitation theatre uses the dream language of performance, in which the collective encyclopedia of people, knowledge and memory of all research fields such as music, math, art, politics, forensics, economics, religion, theatre, philosophy, science and medicine are being acted out in a dream vision pièce de meta-théâtre

Today we live in a electronic global theatre dreamworld, organized by interpersonal social networks, dominated by leadership, captains of culture industries (think of Donald Trump), opinion leaders and media celebrity who play important political economic communication and decision making roles. Dream vision makes transparent the social psychological influences found operating in this Shakespearean dramaturgical world stage of the electronic global digital mass media theatre  of memory. A frame analysis of the frame story of dream vision makes transparent "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" process of collective framing of the meta-theatrical domains of discourse, and their audience framing effects

Long before the modern theatrical neon halls, walls and walks of fame, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The House of Fame, a dream vision frame story that envisioned an epic house museum, a collective memory theatre with 1000 poetic painted windows in which the dreamer poet preserves reputation, fame and literary reception. Quoting Chaucer, we can see his folk psychological theory of dreams; "As if folk's complexions Made them dream their reflections". Chaucer's oneirological folk archive of heroes and fame features the stories, news, gossip, rumors and lies that historically circulate in The House of Fame. Over six hundred years later, we still find fame shaping the way we dream the stories, news, gossip, rumors and lies. We only need to look at the dreams of Marilyn Monroe, and Andy Warhol's dream about her. "As if" the philosopher poet did not have a hard enough time in presenting an accurate historiographic frame story.

Field Notes mimics the folk psychological house museum, creating 1001 electronic windows of the meta-theatre of dream vision. An epic frame story of Who's who, a polyphonic chorus of voices and visions, a cultural semiotic and philosophical manifold of collective memory and imagination, a gesamtkunstwerk, creating a meta-historical canvas seen as an oneiric art film. The books transport you through the hypereality of the Geistesgeschichte of fact and fiction, which are seen from the perspective where I Am a Strange Loop. The list of books below is only a partial list, other works will be included to make oral and visual history of the bibliophilic adventure known as the Great conversation whole. Once completed, The Great Dream Book of Field Notes of a Dream Researcher will encompass a historiographic meta-fiction, providing to you the reader with the known philosophical mise-en-text keys to the dreamland gallery of collective memory, imagination and intelligence.  

The Great Dream Book is an epic mythological labyrinth of archetypal knowledge which we can learn to navigate. Can you see Ariadne's golden mythological thread running through The Library of Babel and The Garden of Folking Paths which makes up this The Great Dream Book?


KEYS TO DREAMLAND -or- The Great Manifold of Collective Imagination and Memory


The titles of books are listed in English alphabetical order;


A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Karl Marx

A Doll's House, Henrick Ibsen

A Jewish State: an attempt at a modern solution of the Jewish question, Theodor Herzl

A Mathematical Theory of Communication, Claude E. Shannon

A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn

A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful, Edmund Burke

A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction, Linda Hutcheon

A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf

A Small Boy and Others, Henry James

A Study of History, 1-12, Arnold J. Toynbee

A Theatre of Envy: William Shakespeare, René Girard

A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, Leon Festinger

A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, James Clerk Maxwell

A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft

Aeneas, Virgil

Aesop's Fables, Aesop

Aetia, Callimachus

After Babel, George Steiner

Albion: Origins of the English Imagination, Peter Ackroyd

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Allegory of Love, C.S. Lewis

Almagest, Claudius Ptolemy

An Experiment in Time, J.W. Donne

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke

An Essay on the Principle of Population, Thomas R. Malthus

An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision, George Berkeley

Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, Erich Fromm

Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye

Anatomy of Melancholia, Robert Burton

Ancient Society, Lewis H. Morgan

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Analects, Confucius

Annales, Ennius

Antiquities of the Jews, Josephus

Annuls, Tacitus

Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment? (essay), Immanuel Kant

Anthology of Black Comedy, André Breton (ed)

Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin

Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida

Ars Poetica, Horace

Art and Illusion, Ernst Gombrich

Art as Experience, John Dewey

Artworld (essay), Arthur Danto

Attachment, Separation and Loss, John Bowlby

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Avant-Guard and Kitch (essay), Clement Greenberg

Being and Time, Martin Heidegger

Bible, Old and New Testament

Bibliotheca, Pseudo-Apollodorus

Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia, Julia Kristeva

Blindness and Insight, Paul de Man

Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent Researches into the Function of Emotional Excitement, Walter B. Cannon

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Cannibalism in the Cars, Mark Twain

Catalogue of Women, Hesiod

Children Who Hate, Fritz Redl

Children's and Household Tales, Jacob Grimm and William Grimm

Chance, Love and Logic, Charles Sanders Peirce, Morris R. Cohen (ed)

Choice and Liberty Regarding Food (sermon), Ulrich Zwingli

Choices, Values and Frames, Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky (eds)

Civilization and its Discontents, Sigmund Freud

Class, Codes and Control: Volume 1-4, Basil Bernstein 

Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men (paper), Edward C. Tolman

Collected Prose Works v 1-8, Richard Wagner

Collected Works, Kurt Gödel

Collective Memory, Maurice Halbwuchs

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius

Commentaries on the Gallic Wars, Julius Caesar

Complete Works, Karl Kerényi

Complete Works of William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare

Communication and Social Order, Hugh D. Duncan

Conditioned Reflexes, Ivan Pavlov

Confessions of an Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of St Augustine, Augustine of Hippo

Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Consciousness Explained, Daniel Dennett

Contributions to the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, Georg Cantor

Cosmic Consciousness, Richard Maurice Bucke

Cosmographia, Bernard Silvestris

Course in General Linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure

Creative Evolution, Henri Bergson

Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming, Sigmund Freud

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crimes of Love, Marquis de Sade

Crito, Plato

Crowds and Power, Elias Canetti

Culture and Anarchy, Mathew Arnold

Danse Macabre, Steven King

De Pictura, Leon Battista Alberti

Delusion and Dream in Jensen's Gradiva, Sigmund Freud

Dialectic of Enlightenment, Theodore Adorno, Max Horkheimer

Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Galileo Galilei

Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King, William Lyon Mackenzie King

Dictionary of Visual Discourse, Barry Sandywell

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Pierre Bourdieu

Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Phillip K. Dick

Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes

Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell

Dracula, Bram Stocker

Dream Kitch, Walter Benjamin

Dream of the Rood, ?

Dream within a Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Dream Variations, Langston Hughes

Dreams of a Spirit-Seer, Immanuel Kant

Elementa Harmonica, Aristoxenus

Elements of Folk Psychology, Wilhelm Wundt

Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

Etiquette in Society, Emily Post

Evolution and the Theory of Games, John Maynard Smith

Experimental researches in electricity, Michael Faraday

Eye Movements and Vision, Alfred L, Yarbus

Elements, Euclid

Faerie Queen, Edmund Spencer

Fall of The Roman Republic, Plutarch

Fanny Hill, John Cleland

Faust, Goethe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Bertold Brecht

Fear and Trembling, Søren Kierkegaard

Fear of Falling, Barbara Ehrenreich

Film and Dream Screen, Robert T. Eberwein

Finnegan's Wake, James Joyce

Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott

Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, Sigmund Freud

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes and Letters, Marilyn Monroe

Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley

From Ritual to Romance, Jessie L. Weston

Future Shock, Alvin Toffler

Games People Play, Eric Berne

Geography, Claudius Ptolemy

Germania, Tacitus

Gesammelte Schriften, Wilhelm Dilthey

Girl Interrupted, Susanna Keysen

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas Hofstadter

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Grey's Anatomy, Henry Grey

Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift

Hate in the Counter-Transference (essay), Donald Winnicott

Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen

Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death, Martin Seligman

History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides

History of Rome, Livy

Hollywood, the dream factory, Hortense Powdermaker

Homo Ludens, Johan Huizinga

How Real is Real?, Paul Watzlavick

Human Nature and the Social Order, Charles Horton Cooley

Humanist Manifesto I-III

Hypatia of Alexandria, Michael Deakin

I and Thou, Martin Buber

I Ching, Fu-Xi?

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Joanne Greenberg

I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter

I, Robot, Isaac Asimov

Iliad, Homer

Illuminations, Arthur Rimbaud

Illusion and Reality, Christopher Caudwell

Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety, Sigmund Freud

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, Delmore Schwarz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Dreams_Begin_Responsibilities

In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust

Institutio Oratoria, Quintilian

Interpretation of Dreams, Artimedorus

Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud

Interpretation of Schizophrenia, Silvano Arieti

Intrique and Love, Friedrich Schiller

J'accuse...!, Emil Zola

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Transparency and Obstruction, Jean Starobinski

Jerusalem, The Emanation of the Giant Albion, William Blake

Jewishness in Music, Richard Wagner

Jokes in Their Relation to the Unconscious, Sigmund Freud

Journal of Dreams, Emanuel Swedenborg

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne

Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Kama Sutra, Vātsyāyana

Kaiser, Träume und Visionen in Prinzipat und Spätantike, Gregor Weber

Kanon, Polykleitos

Kinsey Report, Alfred Kinsey

Kubla Khan, or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment, Samuel T. Coleridge

Language of Vision, György Kepes

Languages of the Brain, Karl H. Pribram

Lateral specialization in the surgically separated hemispheres (essay), Roger W. Sperry

Laws of Form, G. Spencer-Brown

Le livre du chemin de long estude, Christine de Pizan

Learning Through Experience, Wilfred R. Bion

Lectures on Aesthetics, Georg Hegel

Letters from the Earth, Mark Twain

Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes

Life is a Dream, Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Lived Time: Phenomenological and Psychopathological Studies, Eugène Minkowski

Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, Plutarch

Looking Backward, Edward Bellamy

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Love and Death in the American Novel, Leslie A. Fiedler

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel G. Márquez

Love in the Western World, Denis de Rougemont

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lysistrata, Aristophanes

Machiavelli in Hell, Sebastian de Grazia

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

Manifestoes of Surrealism, André Breton

Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw

Mathematical Theory of Optics, Rudolf K. Luneberg

Medea, Euripides

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

Meditations, Descartes

Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler

Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Carl Gustav Jung

Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England, Jennifer Summit

Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-century Europe, Hayden White

Metamorphoses, Ovid

Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

Metaphors We Live By, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

Metaphysics, Aristotle

Metatheatre: a new view of dramatic form, Lionel Abel

Middlemarch, George Eliot

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, Erich Auerbach

Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling, v 1-3, Susanne K. Langer

Mind, Self and Society, George Herbert Mead

Miteinander Reden, v 1-3, Friedemann Schulz von Thun

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

Money and Class in America, Lewis H. Lepham

Montage of a Dream Deferred, Langston Hughes

Mother Right, Johann J. Bachofen

Mythologiques 1-4, Claude Lévi-Strauss

Myths, Dreams and Mysteries, Mircea Eliade

Natural History, Pliny the Elder

Natural Symbols, Mary Douglas

News from Nowhere, William Morris

Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle

Neuromancer, William Gibson

Ninety Five Thesis, Martin Luther

No Man's Land, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar

Notebooks of Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci

Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia, Novalis

Notes on Nursing, Florence Nightingale

Novum Organum, Francis Bacon

Obedience to Authority, Stanley Milgram

Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime, Imannuel Kant

Odyssey, Homer

Oedipus Rex, Sophocles

Of The Standard of Taste, David Hume

On Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

On Dreams, Aristotle

On Growth and Form, D'Arcy W. Thompson

On the Commonwealth, Cicero

On the Geneology of Morality, Friedrich Nietzsche

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History, Thomas Carlyle

On Linguistic Aspects of Translation, Roman Jacobson

On Narcissism, Sigmund Freud

On Private Madness, André Green

On the Marriage of Philology and Mercury, Martianus Capella

On the Natural Faculties, Galen

On the Origin of the 'Influencing Machine' in Schizophrenia (essay), Viktor Tausk

On the Origins of the Species, Charles Darwin

On the Relation of Analytic Psychology to Poetry, Carl Gustav Jung

On the Sublime, Longinus 

On War, Carl von Clausewitz

One Thousand and One Nights

Oneirophrenia, Ladislas J. Meduna

Origin of Geometry, Edmund Husserl

Painter of the Modern Life, Charles Baudelaire

Palace of Art (poem), Alfred Lord Tennyson

Paradice Lost, John Milton

Patterns of Culture, Ruth Benedict

Peter Pan, James M. Barrie

Piers Plowsman, William Langland

Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Richard Rorty

Philosophy of the Bedroom, Marquis de Sade

Philosophy of the Unconscious, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton

Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art, Susanne K. Langer

Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood, Jean Piaget

Pleasure Centre of the Brain (article), James Olds, Scientific American

Plutus, Aristophanes

Poetic Diction, Owen Barfield

Poetics, Aristotle

Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

Politics, Aristotle

Powers of Horror, Julia Kristeva

Practice of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture, Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright

Principles of Behavior, Clark L. Hull

Principles of Chemistry, Dmitri Mendeleev

Principles of Physiological Psychology, Wilhelm M. Wundt

Principia Mathematica, Bertrand Russell

Problems of Dostoyevsky's Poetics, Mikhail Bahktin

Process and Reality, Alfred North Whitehead

Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus

Psychoanalysis of the Prostitute, Maryse Choisy

Psychology and Alchemy, Carl Gustav Jung

Psychology of Music, Carl E. Seashore

Psychomachia, Prudentius

Psychopathia Sexualis, Richard F. von Krafft-Ebing

Psychopathology and Politics, Harold Lasswell


Rabelais and His World: carnival and grotesque, Mikhail Bahktin

Rationale of the Dirty Joke, Gershon Legman

Recollections of Dreamland, Clerk Maxwell

Remedies of Love, Ovid

Republic, Plato

Rhetoric, Aristotle

Rise of the Roman Republic, Plutarch

Romance of the Rose, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun

Satyricon, Petronius

Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia

Science and Hypothesis, Henri Poincaré

Science and Sanity, Alfred Korzbyski

Sensory Inhibition, Georg Von Békésy

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl Poet?

Social Learning through Imitation, Albert Bandura

Sociology of Dreams (essay), Roger Bastide

Somnium, Johannes Kepler

Song Book, Petrarch

Sphereland, Dionys Berger

Stanford Prison Experiment, Harding Ozihel (ed)

Steps to an Ecology of the Mind, Gregory Bateson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stephenson

Star-Maker, Olaf Stapledon

Stride Toward Freedom, Martin Luther Ling

Studies in Iconology, Erwin Panofsky

Studies in Neurology, Henry Head

Suicide, Émile Durkheim

Systema Naturae, Carolus Linnaeus

The Allegory of Love, C.S. Lewis

The Analysis of the Self, Heinz Kohut

The Anatomy of Influence, Harold Bloom

The Anatomy of Melancholia, Robert Burton

The Anxiety of Influence, Harold Bloom

The aphasic symptom complex, Carl Wernicke

The Archeology of Knowledge, Michel Foucault

The Art of Memory, Frances A. Yates

The Art of Memory, Giordano Bruno

The Battle of the Books, Jonathan Swift

The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche

The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry

The Book of Dreams, Federico Fellini

The Book of the City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan

The Book of Margery Kempe, Margery Kempe

The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

The Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects, Lewis Mumford

The Civilizing Process, Norbert Elias

The Clouds, Aristophanes

The Collected Works, Carl Gustav Jung

The Collector and his Circle (essay), in Goethe: The Collected Works: Essays on Art and Literature, J. Geary (ed)

The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi 

The Complete Poems of Sappho, Sappho

The Computer and the Brain, John von Neumann

The Concept of the Mind, Gilbert Ryle

The Consciousness Industry, Hans Magnus Enzensberger

The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius

The Construction of Reality in the Child, Jean Piaget

The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Edmund Husserl

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs

The Dialogic Imagination, Mikhail Bahktin

The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

The Discovery of the Unconscious, Henri Ellenberger

The Division of Labor in Society, Emil Durkheim

The Ecology of the Imagination in Childhood, Edith Cobb

The Educated Imagination, Northrop Frye

The Education of the Human Race, Friedrich Schiller

The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin

The Family and Human Adaptation, Theodore Lidz

The Fear of Falling, Barbara Ehrenreich

The Forgotten Language, Erich Fromm

The Gallery of Memory, Lina Bolzoni

The Gaze of Orpheus, Maurice Blanchot

The Gift, Marcel Mauss

The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse

The Golden Ass, Apuleius

The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion, James G. Frazer

The Great Chain of Being, Arthur O. Lovejoy

The Great Code: The Bible and Literature, Northrop Frye

The Great Mother, Erich Neumann

The Gutenberg Galaxy, Marshall McLuhan

The Hero with 1000 Faces, Joseph Campbell

The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard

The Hippocratic Corpus, ?

The Histories, Herodotus

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon

The House of Fame, Geoffrey Chaucer

The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt

The Idea of the Holy, Rudolf Otto

The Idea of History, Robin George Collingwood

The Idea of the Theatre, Giulio Camillo

The Image and the Appearance of the Body, Paul Schilder

The Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture, Victor and Edith Turner

The Image of the City, Kevin Lynch

The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche, Carl Gustav Jung and Wolfgang Pauli

The Jewish War, Josephus

The Language of the Third Reich, Victor Klemperer

The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper

The Laws of Thought, George Boole

The Liberal Imagination, Lionel Trilling

The Library of Babel, Jorge Luis Borges

The Life of Flavius Josephus, Josephus

The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel, François Rabelais

The Lives of Artists, Giogio Vasari

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lonely Crowd, David Riesman

The Madwoman in the Attic, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar

The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann

The Making of a Counter Culture, Theodore Roszak

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake

The Mask of Sanity, Hervey M. Cleckley

The Master Builder, Henrik Ibsen

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova, Jacques Casanova

The Mental Traveller, William Blake

The Mirror Stage as formative of the Function of I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience (essay), Jacques Lacan

The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe

The Mystery of the Mind : A Critical Study of Consciousness and the Human Brain, Wilder Penfield

The Mysteries of Paris, Eugène Sue

The Myth of the Birth of the Hero, Otto Rank

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus

The Nature of Prejudice, Gordon W. Allport

The Nerves of Government, Karl W. Deutsch

The New Science, Giambattista Vico

The Newer Alchemy, Ernst Rutherford

The Nude, Kenneth Clark

The Organization of Behaviour, Donald O. Hebb

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes

The Origins and History of Consciousness, Erich Neumann

The Persians, Aeschylus

The Phenomenon of Man, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The Phenomenology of Spirit, Georg Hegel

The Philosophy of Money, Georg Simmel

The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, Ernst Cassirer

The Pilgram's Progress, John Bunyan

The Poetic Principle, Edgar Allan Poe

The Political Brain, Drew Westen

The Politics of the Family and Other Essays, R.D. Laing

The Postmodern Condition, Jean-François Lyotard

The Prelude, William Wordsworth

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Erving Goffman

The Primeval Atom:  an Essay on Cosmogony, Georges Lemaître

The Principles of Art, Robin George Collingwood

The Principle of Hope, Ernst Bloch

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber

The Psychological Birth of the Infant, Margaret S. Mahler

The Psychology of Human Destiny, Eric Berne

The relation of strength of stimulus to rapidity of habit-formation (article), R.M. Yerkes, J.D. Dodson

The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky

The Ritual Process, Victor Turner

The Road to Xanadu, John Livingston Lowes

The Romantic Agony, Mario Praz

The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade

The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir

The Sceptical Chymist, Robert Boyle

The Scientific Study of Personality, Hans Eysenck

The Sense of Beauty, George Santayana

The Shield of Achilles, Wystan H. Auden

The Singularity is Near, Ray Kurzweil

The Small World Problem (essay), Stanley Milgram

The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Social Construction of Reality, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann

The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The State and Revolution, Vladimir Lenin

The Story Teller, Walter Benjamin

The Stress of Life, Hans Selye

The Structure of Bad Taste, Umberto Eco

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn

The Task of the Translator, Walter Benjamin

The Theatre Considered as a Moral Institution, Friedrich Schiller

The Theory of the Business Enterprise, Thorstein Veblen

The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen

The Third Reich of Dreams, Charlotte Beradt

The Time Machine, H.G. Wells

The Three Faces of Eve, Hervey M. Cleckley

The Unconscious Before Freud, Lancelot Law Whyte

The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James

The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler

The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot

The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry, Cleanth Brooks

The Western Canon, Harold Bloom

The White Goddess, Robery Graves

The Wisdom of the Body, Walter B. Cannon

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, l. Frank Baum

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjanin

The Working Brain, Alexander R. Luria

The Works of Archimedes, Archimedes, T.L. Heath (ed)

The Works of Philo, Philo

The Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology, Alexander Luria

The World Around Us, Vernon B. Mountcastle

The World as Will and Idea, Arthur Schoepenhauer

The Wretched of the Earth, Franz Fanon

Theatres of Memory, Raphael Samuel

Theodicy, Gottfried Leibniz

Thesis on the Philosophy of History, Walter Benjamin

Thought and Language, Lev Vygotsky

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche

Towards an Aesthetic of Reception, Hans R. Jauss

Towards a Sociology of the Novel, Lucien Goldmann

Towards a Theory of Montage, Sergei Eisenstein

Tradition and the Individual Talent, T.S. Eliot

True History, Lucian

Truth and Method, Hans-Georg Gadamer

Über das Elektrenkephalogramm des Menschen, Hans Berger

Ulysses, James Joyce

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan

Utopia, Thomas More

Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann

Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

Venus in Furs, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Vision and Painting, Norman Bryson

Visual Pleasure and Narrative Pleasure, Laura Mulvey

War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

Ways of Seeing, John Berger

What is Art? Leo Tolstoy

What is Life? Erwin Schrödinger

Whig Interpretation of History, Herbert Butterfield

White Man's Burden, Rudyard Kipling

Wholeness and the Implicate Order, David Bohm

William Tell, Friedrich Schiller

Works, Hippocrates

Works and Days, Hesiod

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirzig


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